Pakistan to play tri-series in New Zealand before World Cup 2022

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed the tri-nation series in New Zealand before the T20 World Cup 2022 including Bangladesh, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the board, while talking to a group of reporters, stated that the tri-series will act as a practice forum for the team, and to judge different players' combinations ahead of the marquee events.

Notably, Pakistan will first host England for the seven-match t20I series. The guests are likely to arrive on September 15th for the split tour, which will be completed with a two-match Test series after the World Cup 2022. After featuring in the T20Is, Pakistan will fly for the tri-series in New Zealand. On completing their journey in the World Cup in Australia, they will get back to Pakistan to windup England tour of Pakistan 2022, as mentioned, with the tests.

PCB has been showing great interest in the tri-nation or four-nation series after Cricket Australia (CA) presented its idea to revive Pak vs Ind cricket with a tri-series in Australia. Ramiz suggested including England, however, the proposal was rejected by the BCCI and the ECB. PCB's wish to play a tri-series finally comes true. Notably, NZC is likely to reveal the schedule in a short course.

Ramiz's statement reads,

“After receiving confirmation dates from the touring England side that is due here in Pakistan on September 15, we have confirmed our participation in the tri-nation series to be hosted by Cricket New Zealand. I wanted my team to play a few internationals more or less amid Australian environments, ahead of the World Cup. Now the team will be having a good opportunity to test their combination and leading players’ form during the tri-nation series in New Zealand,” 

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