Pakistan set for New Zealand limited-overs tour after 2025 Champions Trophy

New Zealand will also tour Pakistan for a tri-series before the Champions Trophy

Pakistan set for New Zealand limited-overs tour after 2025 Champions Trophy PHOTO: AFP

Following the 2025 ICC Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in Pakistan from February to March 2025, the Pakistan cricket team is set to embark on a limited-overs tour of New Zealand.

This announcement follows a productive meeting at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) headquarters, where Chairman Mohsin Naqvi and New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive Officer Scott Weenink discussed upcoming cricket engagements.

The meeting, attended by PCB COO Salman Naseer and Director International Cricket Usman Wahla, focused on the ongoing Pakistan-New Zealand series and Pakistan's subsequent tour to New Zealand next year.

The tour will see Pakistan engaging in a series of five T20I matches and three ODIs in New Zealand.

PCB chief Mohsin Naqvi, also the country’s interior minister, assured comprehensive arrangements for the New Zealand team, emphasizing the importance of ensuring their comfort and security during their stay in Pakistan.

“Looking after New Zealand team is our responsibility. The team is very close to our hearts and I am myself monitoring the whole arrangements as well as the security arrangements for the tour,” Naqvi said.

Expressing satisfaction with the arrangements made, Weenink praised the facilities at Rawalpindi and Lahore, where the New Zealand team will be hosted. 

“I am very happy with the arrangements at both these places,” said Weenink.

Weenink also mentioned that New Zealand is scheduled to tour Pakistan for a tri-nation series before the 2025 Champions Trophy.