#NewZealand have decided to tour Pakistan twice during the 2022-23 season in order to amend their ties with Pakistan.
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#NewZealand To Makeup For The Cancelled Tour
New Zealand had cancelled their tour to Pakistan earlier in the year while citing security reasons. The unilateral decision created a huge controversy as it not only hampered Pakistan’s preparations for the T20 World Cup but also because it threatened the chances of international cricket returning in the country. Chairman PCB, Ramiz Raja then openly criticized the Kiwi board for causing unnecessary damage to the country’s image and reputation.
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The Kiwi Board Amend Ties
In an effort to amend ties, now the Kiwi board has decided to tour Pakistan twice during the 2022-23 season. The black caps will first tour Pakistan in December 2022 and January 2023 to play 2 Tests and 3 ODIs and later in April 2023 to play 5 ODIs and 5 T20s.
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Officials From Both Boards Confirm The Development
While confirming the development Chief Executive of the New Zealand board i.e. David White said, “Our respective chairmen, Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive discussions while in Dubai, further strengthening the bond between the two organizations. It’s good to be going back.”
Chairman PCB, Ramiz Raja on the other hand while commenting on the matter said, “I am pleased with the outcomes of our discussions and negotiations, and thank Martin Snedden and his board for their understanding and support. This reflects the strong, cordial and historic relations the two boards have and reconfirms Pakistan’s status as an important member of the cricket fraternity.”