New Zealand optimistic about Pakistan tour after 18 years
Posted On June 27, 2021
New Zealand cricket officials are hoping their national team will tour Pakistan after 18 years.
New Zealand cricket general manager David White has said if security arrangements are met, the Black Caps will tour Pakistan ahead of the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup this year.
White said the New Zealand board of directors is in contact with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Pakistani government agencies.
“Everything is going well, making sure that we meet all the security arrangements that I am confident we will make, we will visit Pakistan,” he said.
New Zealand are looking forward to playing a white ball streak against Pakistan ahead of the T20 World Cup. The series will prove to be beneficial for both sides to improve their T20 skills ahead of the global event kicking off on October 17 in the UAE.
Pakistan are set to host England for a T20 series ahead of the T20 World Cup in October 2021.
The New Zealand cricket team also have a busy schedule, as the Black Caps are supposed to visit India, which they beat in the final, just after the T20 World Cup was concluded, before hosting Bangladesh. and South Africa ball matches.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson, Trent Boult, James Neesham and Lockie Ferguson will compete in the second phase of the 2021 IPL in the United Arab Emirates ahead of the T20 World Cup, White confirmed.