New Zealand is in talks with the PCB to schedule a visit to Pakistan: Report


The captains of Pakistan and New Zealand have the trophy. Photo: Twitter / TheRealPCB / File

LAHORE: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed that it is in talks with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to reschedule the cricket series that was abandoned in Pakistan last month.

A report in the New Zealand Herald states that “New Zealand cricket is back in talks to resume its postponed tour.”

The NZC has confirmed that talks are underway between PCB chief executive David White and his counterpart. However, the report says that both sides are ready for the possibility of the return of the Black Caps before the end of the current future tour program cycle in 2023.

‘New Zealand contacts PCB for rescheduling’

A day earlier, Rameez Raja had revealed that the NZC had approached him regarding the rescheduling of the home series against Pakistan and “the good news will be announced within a week”.

Addressing the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination on various aspects and future targets for Pakistan cricket, Raja had said: ZC can present its terms. Postponed series. ”

New Zealand withdrew from Pakistan at the last minute

The New Zealand cricket team withdrew from the long-awaited tour of Pakistan last month, citing a “security alert” from its government. Pakistani officials had assured NZC of full security but the Black Caps insisted on leaving the series.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan spoke to the Prime Minister of New Zealand in person and told him that we have the best intelligence system in the world and there is no security threat for the incoming team.

The PCB had said that the security officials along with the New Zealand team were satisfied with the security arrangements made during the stay of the Pakistani government.

In a statement announcing the decision, NZC chief executive David White said it was “impossible” to continue the visit given the advice he was receiving.

“I think it will be a blow to the PCB, which has been a great host, but the safety of the players is paramount and we believe it is the only responsible option.”

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