The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that New Zealand will tour Pakistan twice during 2022-2023 as part of the Future Tour Programme. New Zealand Cricket has confirmed it will tour Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January 2022-23 and will return in April 2023 for 10 white-ball matches to make-up for the September 2021 abandoned tour.
The arrangement was finalised following meetings and discussions between the PCB and NZC Chairpersons Mr Ramiz Raja and Mr Martin Snedden, respectively.
The two Tests and three ODIs will be part of the ICC World Test Championship and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, respectively, while the second visit will include two additional ODIs and will now comprise five ODIs and five T20Is that will count towards the ICC Rankings.
The dates for the New Zealand tour to Pakistan have now been confirmed and the two boards will continue to work together to finalize the series dates, which will be announced in due course.
“I am pleased with the outcomes of our discussions and negotiations, and thank Martin Snedden and his board for their understanding and support. This reflects the strong, cordial and historic relations the two boards have and reconfirms Pakistan’s status as an important member of the cricket fraternity.” said PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja.
Meanwhile, the NZC Chief Executive David White said, “Our respective chairmen, Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive discussions while in Dubai, further strengthening the bond between the two organizations.”
The latest announcement means 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.
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