Lahore, ANI: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed that the Kiwis will tour Pakistan twice in 2022 to 2023 as part of the Future Tours Program (FTP). According to the FTP, the New Zealand team will tour Pakistan in December/January 2022–23 for two Tests and three ODIs, and then return to Pakistan in April 2023 for a series of 10 limited overs matches. That series will be played in September 2021 to make up for the canceled tour. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced this on Monday.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said that the schedule has been finalized after meetings and discussions between PCB and NZC presidents Rameez Raja and Martin Snedden. The two Tests and three ODIs will be part of the ICC World Test Championship and the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League respectively, while the second tour will feature two additional ODIs. This time, a five-match ODI and T20 series of as many matches will be played. Pakistan and New Zealand will clash in a limited overs series to improve the ICC rankings. In this way, now the team of Australia, England and New Zealand will tour Pakistan.
PCB Chief Rameez Raja said in his statement, “I am pleased with the results of our discussions and negotiations and thank Martin Snedden and his board for their understanding and support. This reflects the strong, cordial and historic relationship between the two boards.” and reaffirms Pakistan’s status as an important member of the cricketing fraternity.” At the same time, NZC Chief Executive David White said, “Our respective chairmen, Rameez Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive discussions while in Dubai, further cementing the bond between the two boards.”