Pakistan will host New Zealand twice in 2022-23


The agreement was finalized after meetings and discussions between PCB and NZC Chairs Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, respectively

New Zealand will play two Tests and three ODIs in Pakistan in December-January 2022-23 as part of the Future Tours program, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed in a media release. The Black Caps will then return to the country in April 2023 to participate in 10 white ball games to catch up with the withdrawal from the Pakistan tour in September 2021.

The planned two tests and three ODIs are part of the World Test Championship and the Cricket World Cup Super League, respectively. New Zealand's second visit to Pakistan in April 2023 includes five ODIs and five T20Is, which in turn are taken into account for the ICC ranking. In due course, the two bodies will also work together to set the series dates. Earlier this year, New Zealand canceled its White Ball tour of Pakistan minutes before the opening ODI in Rawalpindi after New Zealand Cricket received information from its government about a security threat.

PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja: "I am pleased with the results of our discussions and negotiations and thank Martin Snedden and his board of directors for their understanding and support," said Ramiz Raja, Chairman of PCB. "This reflects the strong, warm and historic relationship between the two boards and reaffirms Pakistan's status as an important member of the cricket fraternity," he added.

NZC Chief Executive David White:  “Our respective chairmen, Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive discussions in Dubai, which further strengthened the bond between the two organizations. It's good to be back, ”said NZC Managing Director David White.

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Pakistan is scheduled to hold eight tests, 11 ODIs and 13 T20Is against Australia, England and New Zealand between March 2022 and April 2023.