New Zealand Pays a Fine to PCB for Suddenly Cancelling The Tour Last Year

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) received compensation when the New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) suddenly cancelled a Series in September 2021.

New Zealand pays a fine to the PCB to finish the series against Pakistan by correcting the blunder; the exact sum was not published, but it is a few million dollars; the Kiwis will also visit for an extra ten white-ball games in May next year. ۔ With 5 one day international and as many T20s, the board will make much more money.

Because relations between the two boards have improved, Pakistan has decided to accept an offer to compete in the triangular series in Christchurch in October.

The journey to New Zealand will be finalised after the Asia Cup, which is set for the home series vs England in September & October.

According to the data, the Kiwi cricket team arrived in Pakistan in September last year to play a series of three one-day internationals (ODIs) and five Twenty20 matches, but on the day of the first ODI in Rawalpindi, the visiting squad returned to home claiming untrustworthy security issues.

Therefore the supporters’ ambition to watch the New Zealand team play in Pakistan remained unmet after 18 years.

Following that, England postponed their tour as well. At the time, PCB Chairman Rameez Raja stated that compensation will be paid from New Zealand. According to sources, the case has been addressed, there was no need to go to the council, and New Zealand Cricket has paid Pakistan compensation in the millions of dollars.

The PCB had suffered financial damage of crores of rupees in hotel reservations, security, marketing, broadcast, and other data, which were communicated to the Kiwis. To pacify Pakistan, he promised to travel for 10 more white-ball matches in May 2023, comprising 5 ODIs & the same numbers of T20s.

This will be extremely beneficial to the PCB financially. The schism between the two boards has healed, and the warmth of the past has returned, according to the sources, who also stated that Pakistan will play in the triangular series in Christchurch in October. The journey to New Zealand may be finalised following the completion of the 7-T20 home series vs England in September and October.

Bangladesh will also be represented in the tournament. After gaining the green light from Pakistan, the Kiwis will announce the itinerary for the triangular series. The PCB official, on the other side, acknowledged that New Zealand Cricket had given Pakistan compensation for the tour’s cancellation, but declined to provide any specifics. When asked about the Asia Cup, he replied, “We haven’t heard anything new about this. The Asian Cricket Council will make the final decision on the tournament.”

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