Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that ICC World Test Championship title holders New Zealand will visit Pakistan for the twin bilateral series next year. The Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side had abandoned their previous tour of Pakistan before the start of the white-ball series opener in Rawalpindi citing a security threat. New Zealand were earlier scheduled to tour Pakistan for a white-ball series in the build-up to the ICC World T20 2021.
In a statement Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that the arrangement was finalised following meetings and discussions between the PCB and NZC chairpersons Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden.
? JUST IN: New Zealands tour of Pakistan in 2022/23 confirmed!— ICC (@ICC) December 20, 2021
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New Zealand will play two Tests matches as part of the ICC World Test Championship in the December-January window. Former world champions Pakistan will also play 3 ODIs with New Zealand in 2022-23 as part of the Future Tours Programme. New Zealand will then return to Pakistan in April 2023 and the Kiwis will play 10 white-ball matches against the hosts.
Brace yourselves! New Zealand to tour Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January 2022-23 and will return in April 2023 for 10 white-ball matches. Exciting, right?#harhaalmaincricket pic.twitter.com/IRwgcOsYoq— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 20, 2021
The PCB and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) are yet to finalise the dates of the twin series between the two nations. New Zealand will play five ODIs and five T20Is in April 2023. Pakistan will be hosting eight Tests, 11 ODIs and 13 T20Is from March 2022 to April 2023. The former world champions will play Australia, England and New Zealand in their backyard. Earlier, the PCB was also awarded the hosting rights for the 2025 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Some wishes do come true! You wanted international cricket in Pakistan, and we have heard you. Heres the full schedule. Which match are you looking forward to?#harhaalmaincricket pic.twitter.com/f35qJoLYuU— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) December 20, 2021