PCB accepts New Zealand’s proposal for white-ball series tour: sources

1685862111 PCB accepts New Zealands proposal for white ball series tour sources
New Zealand´s Mark Chapman (C) plays a shot during the fourth T20 international cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, on April 20, 2023. — AFP
New Zealand´s Mark Chapman (C) performs a shot in the course of the fourth T20 worldwide cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi, on April 20, 2023. — AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has accepted the concept of touring New Zealand for a white-ball sequence towards the hosts after the conclusion of Australia’s go to in 2024, Geo Information reported on Sunday citing sources.

The supply had been offered by the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in response to which the proposed sequence may comprise 5 T20Is or three ODI matches, final month.

The sources mentioned that the cricket boards of the 2 international locations are holding talks to finalise the sequence’ schedule.

The sequence between Pakistan and New Zealand may start within the second week of January because the latter has a free window earlier than its dwelling sequence towards South Africa in February.

New Zealand have supplied to play the sequence after the conclusion of Pakistan’s tour of Australia in January 2024. It ought to be famous that the three-match Take a look at sequence will conclude on January 7.

The final time Males in Inexperienced visited New Zealand was for a tri-series between the nationwide facet, hosts, and Bangladesh that occurred final 12 months in October earlier than the T20 World Cup.

The Babar Azam-led squad received the tri-series, beating New Zealand by 5 wickets within the decider.

Since then, the Kiwis have visited Pakistan twice, first for the Take a look at and ODI sequence that kicked off in late December 2021, and the opposite for a T20 and ODI sequence in April.

The 2-match Take a look at sequence in December was drawn, whereas vacationers received by 2-1 within the ODIs.

Whereas, this 12 months’s five-match T20I sequence was leveled 2-2 as one of many match witnessed a washout in Rawalpindi, whereas the hosts claimed a 4-1 victory within the ODI sequence final month.