New Zealand confirmed tour to Pakistan in December/January in 2022-23


New Zealand has confirmed it will tour Pakistan in December/January 2022-23 for two Tests and three ODI match series while Black Caps had earlier canceled to tour of Pakistan by citing a security alert.

New Zealand has confirmed that it will be the tour of Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in December/January 2022-23 while also again tour to Pakistan in April 2023 for white-ball series, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Monday. 

Earlier, New Zealand had pulled out of the tour just before the toss of the opening match in Rawalpindi citing a government security alert. The tour was due to start with the first of three One-Day International in Rawalpindi but Black Caps didn’t travel to the stadium.

Now, PCB said the arrangement was finalized following a meeting and discussion between the PCB and NZC chairpersons Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, respectively.

The two tests match series will be part of the ICC World Test Championship while the three ODI match series will also be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, respectively. In the second tour, Five T20Is and Five ODIs will only count to ICC Rankings.

“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 in a statement.

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.”

“It’s good to be going back,”

he added.

Now, Pakistan will have a very busy schedule because they will host Australia, New Zealand, and England in the time from March 2022 to April 2023.