This is the first tour of Pakistan, by the Black Caps, in 18 years
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have mutually agreed to change the status of next week’s ODI series to a bilateral series from the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures due to the non-availability of Decision Review System (DRS), a requirement in the event playing conditions.
The PCB revealed the development in a press release on Saturday.
“As New Zealand will return to Pakistan in the 2022-23 season to play two Tests and three ODIs, the two boards have agreed that these 50-over matches will now count towards the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification,” the press release stated.
The New Zealand side has arrived in Islamabad for three ODIs and five T20Is, which will be played from 17 September to 3 October.
This is the first tour of Pakistan, by the Black Caps, in 18 years.