islamabadThe New Zealand cricket workforce, which canceled the tour this yr, will return to Pakistan in April 2023 for ten restricted overs matches.
New Zealand had this yr known as off a restricted overs tour for the primary ODI in Rawalpindi simply earlier than the toss for safety causes. After this, simply earlier than the T20 World Cup, England additionally canceled a short tour.
New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan in April 2023 will play 5 ODIs and 5 T20Is. The dates and venue haven’t been determined but. The Pakistan Cricket Board stated that the New Zealand workforce will tour Pakistan in December 2022 to play two Tests which will probably be a part of the World Test Championship.
The PCB stated that this system was authorised in talks between PCB Chairman Rameez Raja and New Zealand Cricket chief Martin Sneadon. “I am happy with the outcome of the talks,” Raja stated. I thank Martin Sneddon and the Board for his or her cooperation.”
Pakistan will now host Australia, West Indies, England and New Zealand for eight Tests, 14 ODIs and 13 T20Is between March 2022 and April 2023.
Shortly earlier than the primary ODI on August 17, New Zealand caught the flight.
The New Zealand cricket workforce toured Pakistan for a restricted overs bilateral collection after an extended hole of 18 years. But this collection was canceled a couple of hours earlier than the match and your complete workforce of New Zealand made up their thoughts to catch the flight again dwelling.
All these matches have been to be performed in Rawalpindi and Lahore. After the assault on Sri Lanka within the yr 2009, no workforce was hesitant to return to Pakistan and play cricket. New Zealand additionally thought it higher to cancel the collection citing safety causes simply earlier than the beginning of the collection.
There was hazard within the stadium
New Zealand Cricket canceled the tour minutes earlier than the beginning of the primary match of the ODI collection in Rawalpindi following intelligence inputs from their nation’s authorities about safety threats.
It is noteworthy that earlier the T20 collection was shifted from Rawalpindi to Lahore in view of safety, however resulting from safety causes your complete tour was canceled. To this, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) stated that like different touring groups, safety preparations had been made for New Zealand and even Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had spoken to his New Zealand counterpart.
New Zealand had earlier toured Pakistan in 2003 for a restricted overs collection. The workforce didn’t come to Pakistan after that resulting from safety causes.
The New Zealand workforce, led by Tom Latham, reached Pakistan with out its common captain, Kane Williamson, and some different key gamers.