PCB release latest FTP: New Zealand to tour Pakistan twice, Australia to tour in 2022

The New Zealand cricket team will tour Pakistan for a two-match Test series later this month. The Black Caps will return to Pakistan in April 2022 to play 5 ODIs and as many T20Is. The development comes months after the Kiwis canceled their previous tour citing security concerns.

On Monday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed the development through a social media post. However, the full tour schedule has not been released yet.

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“Brace yourself! New Zealand will tour Pakistan in December/January 2022-23 for two Tests and three ODIs and return for 10 white-ball matches in April 2023. Exciting, isn’t it?’: PCB on Twitter written on.

In another post, the PCB revealed its domestic cricket schedule for the next calendar year. Pakistan will host three Tests, three ODIs and one T20 match in the month of April. In June, they will host West Indies for 3 T20Is. Later in September and December, England will travel to Pakistan to play 7 T20Is and 3 Tests respectively.

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New Zealand will return to Pakistan for another series at the end of 2022. The two teams will lock horns in two Tests and three ODIs, spanning from December 2022 to January 2023. Apart from the bilateral series, Pakistan is also going to host 50. Asia Cup in 2023 and ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.

NZC chief executive David White said his organization was delighted that the New Zealand team would return to Pakistan.

“Our respective presidents, Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive discussions while in Dubai, further cementing the bond between the two organizations,” White said. “It’s good to be back.”

PCB Chairman Rameez Raja welcomed the development.

Raja said, “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 historical relationship between the two boards, and Pakistan’s Reaffirms the position. An important member of the cricket fraternity.”

Recently Pakistan played a three match series against the Windies and completed the whitewash. Unfortunately, the ODIs had to be postponed after several Covid cases were reported in the spectators’ camp.

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