New Zealand in talks with PCB to tour Pakistan ahead of T20 World Cup


Karachi: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) are in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for a tour of Pakistan ahead of the T20 World Cup in October this year.

Both boards have started initial discussions about the white-ball matches (3 ODIs and 5 T20Is) and if it’s confirmed, Black Caps will tour Pakistan for the first time in 18 years. They last played in Pakistan back in 2003.

“Our intention is to tour Pakistan, and we’re working through that with [the PCB], and Government agencies,” David White, the chief executive of NZC, was quoted as saying in

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“All going well, ensuring that we satisfy all the security arrangements which I’m confident we will do, we will be touring Pakistan,” he added.

Green Shirts are scheduled to host England before the mega event, slated to start from October 17 in UAE.

Pakistan will also play white-ball matches against neighbors Afghanistan in the month of September in UAE.

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