New Zealand consider touring Pakistan on PCB’s request

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New Zealand cricket is considering Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) request of sending their team to Pakistan to play T20 international matches in a bid to revive international cricket in the country.

The Blackcaps are scheduled to tour UAE to play three Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is against Pakistan in November.

NZC chief, David White confirmed that they have received a request almost two weeks ago from the PCB to play a couple of T20Is in Pakistan.

The Kiwi board is consulting security providers, the Government and the players regarding the tour.

“We’re just completing due diligence, consulting security providers, the Government and the players. We’ll respond to Pakistan once we’ve completed that process, and we’ll let everyone know,” David White said.

“We’ve got security providers that we use. It will be in-depth and we’ll get all the information we can to make an informed decision. It’s important we go in with an open mind,” he added.

If New Zealand tour Pakistan in November, it will be their first tour of the country after almost fifteen years. Last time they visited Pakistan, their tour was ended after a bomb blast outside the team’s hotel.