New Zealand to go back to Pakistan in 2023 to make up for September’s abandoned minimal overs trip
New Zealand are all set to visit Pakistan in 2023 for limited-over series as a makeup tour for abandoning 2021’s T20I and ODI series previously this year, stated Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday. The Kiwis will also play two Tests and 3 ODIs in December-January 2022-23.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said New Zealand would tour Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January 2022-23 as part of the Future Tours Program and will return in April 2023 to play 5 ODIs and as lots of T20Is to make up for the deserted September tour.
“The verification by New Zealand reconfirms Pakistan’s status as an essential member of the cricket neighborhood,” Ramiz stated in a declaration on Monday.
The 2 Tests and three ODIs in December/January 2022-23 will be part of the ICC World Test Champion and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League respectively.
New Zealand had abandoned their minimal overs tour of Pakistan– which was to have 3 ODIs and five T20Is– before the start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi, pointing out a security risk, which the host board asserted did not exist. England had actually followed New Zealand in deserting its short tour to Pakistan prior to the T20 World Cup in October.
Ramiz had actually then blasted both New Zealand and England cricket boards for not playing in Pakistan. On Monday, Ramiz noted that Pakistan will host eight Tests, 11 ODIs and 13 T20Is against Australia, England and New Zealand in the period from March 2022 to April 2023.
He said New Zealand’s twin tours of Pakistan were finalized as an outcome of strong and cordial relations in between the 2 boards. He thanked his Kiwi equivalent Martin Snedden and the New Zealand cricket board for their understanding and assistance.
Ramiz stated both the PCB and NZC will continue to work together to complete the series dates, which will be revealed in due course of time. Back in September, Ramiz had actually gone on the offensive when New Zealand returned house from Rawalpindi after revealing just hours prior to the first ODI that the visiting side had got a security danger and they were returning house.
Later, England also took out its males’s and ladies’s groups from an arranged white ball tour of Pakistan. Australia are scheduled to explore Pakistan for the very first time considering that 1998 early next year, followed by trips by England and now New Zealand.
The West Indies just recently played a T20 International series in Karachi but had to return house without playing the ODIs due to several COVID-19 positive cases in the visitors’ camp.
International teams had actually primarily kept away from Pakistan considering that the terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009. That required Pakistan’s national teams to play “house” matches outside the country for more than six years.
(Reported by AP)
Published at Mon, 20 Dec 2021 03:21:52 -0600