The Pakistan cricket team is set to embark on a tour of New Zealand following the ICC Champions Trophy next year, marking an important event in the international cricket calendar. PCB chairman Mohsin Naqvi recently met with New Zealand Cricket CEO Scott Weenink to discuss various cricket matters, including the upcoming series between Pakistan and New Zealand.

During the meeting, it was revealed that Pakistan will play five T20I matches and three ODIs during their tour of New Zealand. Naqvi assured Weenink of comprehensive arrangements for the New Zealand team’s visit to Pakistan, emphasizing the paramount importance of security and well-being.

Weenink expressed satisfaction with the arrangements made for the New Zealand team in Rawalpindi and Lahore, praising the facilities and arrangements at both locations. He also confirmed New Zealand’s participation in the tri-nation series in Pakistan before the Champions Trophy.

“Looking after New Zealand team is our responsibility. The team is very close to our hearts and I am myself monitoring the whole arrangements as well as the security arrangements for the tour,” Naqvi was quoted as saying.

The PCB and NZC are working closely to ensure the success of the upcoming series and tours, highlighting their commitment to promoting bilateral cricket relations and ensuring player safety. The tour will provide valuable exposure and competition for both Pakistan and New Zealand teams, contributing to the growth and development of cricket in both countries.

With the Champions Trophy being hosted by Pakistan, the significance of the upcoming tours is further elevated. The meetings between PCB and NZC reflect the positive direction of cricket diplomacy between the two nations, fostering cooperation and mutual respect in the realm of international cricket.

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