After 18 Years New Zealand Cricket Team Finally Arrive In Islamabad
Pakistan will host three One-day Internationals and five Twenty20 Internationals, with the New Zealand cricket team making their first visit in 18 years.
According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, the Kiwis arrived in Islamabad and were taken to a hotel where they will be placed in obligatory isolation for three days before beginning a two-day practice session on September 15. (PCB).
Rawalpindi cricket stadium hosts the first of three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and five Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). Two more ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi on Sept. 19 and 21, while all five T20 matches will be played in Lahore as both countries prepare for the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates next month.
The PCB and New Zealand Cricket have mutually agreed to change the status of the ODI series
Meanwhile, due to the non-availability of the Decision Review System (DRS), a requirement in the event playing conditions, the PCB and New Zealand Cricket have mutually agreed to change the status of the ODI series to a bilateral series from the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures, according to a PCB press release.
The PCB obtained official clearance for audiences of 25% capacity at both Pindi Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, implying that 4,500 fans in Rawalpindi and 5,500 in Lahore will attend the games.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and New Zealand Cricket have agreed to change the status of the ODI series to a bilateral series
Pakistan has hosted New Zealand for ODIs
Following the Black Caps’ visit, England’s men’s and women’s teams will compete in T20 Internationals in Karachi before the West Indies come in December for three ODIs and three T20 Internationals. Afterward, Aussies are set to tour Pakistan in February/March of 2022 after 1998.
Pakistan has hosted New Zealand for ODIs in the United Arab Emirates three times since 2003, with the Black Caps winning the 2019-10 and 2014-15 series and drawing the 2018-19 series. While Pakistan won the 2009-10 and 2018-19 T20I series, while the 2014-15 series was split evenly.