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PCB receives compensation from New Zealand Cricket for abandoning tour last year

Reportedly, the settlement figure has still not been released, but sources claim that the PCB will now benefit handsomely.

New Zealand Cricket has compensated the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the financial damage incurred as a result of their cancellation of the Pakistan tour last year. New Zealand were supposed to play three one-day internationals and five twenty-20 internationals in Pakistan.

The Black Caps abandoned the entire white-ball series and left the country instantly on September 17, shortly well before the toss, due to security reasons. New Zealand’s decision saddened players and spectators, who had been looking forward to some cricket action in Pakistan for quite some time.

Reportedly, the settlement figure has still not been released, but sources claim that the PCB will now benefit handsomely from New Zealand’s upcoming visit to Pakistan, which will include 10 white-ball fixtures.

PCB is also planning a tri-series with New Zealand and Bangladesh in Australia during the first week of October, shortly before the T20 World Cup.

A PCB spokesperson said, “The NZC has invited the PCB for a tri-series in New Zealand in the lead up to the T20 World Cup.

“We are presently reviewing the invite and will revert to the NZC following a consultation process.”

In the 2022-23 campaign, New Zealand will visit Pakistan twice. The two teams will be playing two Test matches and three one-day internationals in December 2022-January 2023, followed by five ODIs and about as many T20I matches in April 2023.

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