PCB Announces Schedule of New Zealand Tour To Pakistan
The Kiwis will play three ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs and five Twenty20 Internationals during their tour. The three ODIs will be played at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on September 17, 19 and 21.
The five T20s will be played at the iconic Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore from 25 September to 3 October. Pakistan will have the opportunity to jump to the number three spot in the ICC T20 ranking. Currently, Pakistan is ranked at fourth with 261 points while New Zealand is ranked at number three with 263 points.
The three ODIs will be counted towards the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification. The Kiwis will return for a test series next year.
PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan expressed his pleasure over the upcoming tour of New Zealand to Pakistan.
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“I am pleased New Zealand Cricket has accepted our offer to play two additional Twenty20 Internationals. These will not only provide extra games to both the countries as part of their ICC Men’s T20 World Cup preparations, but will also allow New Zealand players to spend extra days in Pakistan, familiarise with our culture and enjoy our hospitality,” he said.
- 11 Sep – Arrival in Islamabad
- 12-14 Sep – Room isolation
- 15-16 Sep – Training/practice/intra-squad match
- 17 Sep – 1st ODI, Rawalpindi
- 19 Sep – 2nd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 21 Sep – 3rd ODI, Rawalpindi
- 25 Sep – 1st T20I, Lahore
- 26 Sep – 2nd T20I, Lahore
- 29 Sep – 3rd T20I, Lahore
- 1 Oct – 4th T20I, Lahore
- 3 Oct – 5th T20I, Lahore
Following New Zealand’s tour, England’s men and women sides will play white-ball matches in Pakistan before West Indies are expected to arrive in Karachi in December for three ODIs and three T20Is. Australia is scheduled to undertake a full tour in February/March 2022.”