New Zealand are scheduled to compete against Pakistan in a five-match T20I series in Lahore and a three-match ODI series in Rawalpindi
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has approved the upcoming tour of Pakistan after receiving security clearance, according to a report published in Stuff.co.nz.
According to the website, it is understood the tour has been approved by the NZC following the regular pre-tour security check by its independent security consultant, Reg Dickason.
This was part of the standard pre-tour process, as agreed by NZC and the New Zealand Cricket Players Association, for the past 12 years, the report further stated.
New Zealand are scheduled to compete against Pakistan in a five-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in Lahore and a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series in Rawalpindi.
The New Zealand squad is expected to travel to Pakistan on September 11 after the conclusion of their T20I series against Bangladesh.
Stand-in Captain Tom Latham, while talking to Stuff.co.nz from Dhaka, revealed that his side will shift its focus to Pakistan after the conclusion of their series against Bangladesh.
“Someone like Reg, he's been around a long time, and he's worked with New Zealand Cricket for a long time. We here have full trust in what he does for New Zealand Cricket and the processes and regulations that they put in place. Our focus at this stage is on Bangladesh, but our focus will turn to Pakistan once this series is done,” Latham said.