New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has reportedly paid financial compensation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the losses incurred attributable to its nationwide group’s last-minute abandonment of the Pakistan tour final yr citing a “security threat”, it emerged on Thursday.
A supply throughout the PCB stated the NZC additionally agreed to play 5 further Twenty20 internationals and 5 one-day internationals in Might subsequent yr.
“These 10 matches are in addition to the two Tests and three ICC Super League ODIs, which will be played in December-January,” the supply added.
The New Zealand cricket group had arrived in Pakistan on September 11 final yr after 18 years to play three ODIs and 5 Twenty20 Internationals.
The Kiwis had, nevertheless, devastated Pakistan’s cricket fraternity on Sep 17 by opting out of their tour of Pakistan minutes earlier than the primary ODI was to be performed. That they had cited a ‘safety risk’ as the explanation with out divulging any additional info. The tour cancellation was adopted by England additionally deferring their tour.
The PCB had in December introduced that the “NZC has confirmed to tour Pakistan for two Tests and three ODIs in December-January 2022-23 as part of the Future Tours Programme and will return in April 2023 for 10 white-ball matches to make up for the September 2021 abandoned tour.”
In a briefing to Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination in October final yr, PCB chief Ramiz Raja had stated: “I’ve written a strongly-worded letter to the Worldwide Cricket Council chairman the place I discussed that the ICC has develop into a political wing of the Western bloc and has been decreased to a mere occasions administration firm.”
Ramiz had added that he felt the choice by New Zealand was politically motivated.