New Zealand set to play cricket in Pakistan soon

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A good news for the cricket crazy nation, New Zealand is considering a tour to Pakistan in coming days.

The drought is finally going to end for New Zealand cricket. They have not played in Pakistan since 2003 due to security concerns but had been asked to play Twenty20 matches in the country later this year, the governing body New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed the invitation received by them.

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“NZC has confirmed a request from the PCB chairman [Najam Sethi] for New Zealand to play in Pakistan,” an NZC spokesman said on Wednesday. “At the moment NZC is doing due diligence on the request and consulting with security providers, the government, and the players.

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Kiwi’s are set to play  three Tests, three One-day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals against Pakistan in November at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). But the PCB has asked them to play the tours’ T20 games in Pakistan, where international cricket is only now creeping back after a long hiatus.

The request was even made to Australian board but it was rejected concerning the safety issues for players. However the New Zealand board is looking forward the request made by PCB.

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Pakistan have successfully hosted Windies and Paskitan Super league final in Karachi. The cricket is returning to the country gradually and slowly.


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