New Zealand set to tour Pakistan after 18 years; to play ODI, T20I series

Mayank Kumar

Mayank Kumar

Author| Aug 5, 10:29 AM

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Pakistan are set to host New Zealand for the first time since 2003 for a limited-overs series. The Blackcaps will play three ODIs and five T20Is next month before the big event of ICC World T20 is scheduled to take place in UAE.

The ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi while the T20Is will be played in Lahore.

New Zealand will be the sixth international side to tour Pakistan after South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe since the terrorist attack on Sri Lanka side in 2009.

"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,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said in a press release. 

"With leading cricket playing countries resuming their tours to Pakistan in 2019, I remain confident and optimistic that the 2021-22 season starting with the series against New Zealand will prove to be a catalyst in rejuvenating our talented youngsters while attracting new fans to the game that has the most passionate following in the country."

Earlier yesterday, New Zealand had announced full limited-overs tours to Bangladesh.

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