PCB Revises Schedule of Pakistan, New Zealand Series

Mon Mar 20 2023
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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) changed the schedule for the series between Pakistan and New Zealand on Monday, as the matches in Lahore will be held first now due to elections in Punjab.

New Zealand will play five T20Is and five ODIs with the PCB, and New Zealand Cricket “unanimously” agreed to make changes to the tour schedule, the board said in a statement today.

The T20 series will start from Lahore on April 14, whereas the second and third ODIs will also be played in Qaddafi Stadium on 15 and April 17, respectively.

The fourth and fifth T20 matches will be played in Rawalpindi on 20 and 24 April. The ODI series will also start in Rawalpindi in April.

The second, third, fourth, and fifth ODI matches will be played in Karachi’s National Bank Cricket Arena on April 30, May 3, May 5, and May 7, respectively.


New Zealand had earlier visited Pakistan to play 2 Test matches, and 3 ODI matches in December-January. The Test series was drawn 0-0, whereas the Kiwis won the ODI series 2-1.

The schedule was changed due to the upcoming provincial assembly elections in Punjab scheduled on April 30.

According to the new schedule, the New Zealand cricket team will arrive in Lahore and play three T20I matches from April 14 to 17 before traveling to Rawalpindi, where the last two T20Is and the first one-day match will be played from April 20 to April 26.

The remaining matches of the series will be played in Karachi from April 30 to May 7.

Revised schedule of Pakistan-New Zealand series:

1st T20I, Lahore – April 14

2nd T20I, Lahore – April 15

3rd T20I, Lahore – April 17

4th T20I, Rawalpindi – April 20

5th T20I, Rawalpindi – April 24

1st ODI, Rawalpindi – April 26

2nd ODI, Karachi – April 30

3rd ODI, Karachi – May 3

4th ODI, Karachi – May 5

5th ODI, Karachi – May 7

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