New Zealand tour to Pakistan, 2022-2023

New Zealand has confirmed its tour to Pakistan in December/ January this year. The tour is scheduled to play two Test Matches and three One Day Internationals. The test matches will be part of the ICC World Test Championship and the ODIs will be part of the ICC World Cup Super League. The series is being played in line with the Future Tour Program of the International Cricket Council.

Additional Tour

Following this series, the Kiwis will again return back to Pakistan in April 2023. The teams will play 10 white ball matches including 5 T20s and 5 ODIs. These April matches will be played as compensation for the abandoned tour of September 2021. The tour is finalized between the two boards for the series but formal dates, venues and other micro-arrangements are still remaining.


The New Zealand Cricket team visited Pakistan in September 2021 after a long duration of 19 years. Last time the team visited, was in 2003. The tour was planned to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20s in the stadiums of Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively. The guest team abandoned the tour right before the first match in the morning on the plea of security reasons.

The situation got aggravated when England Cricket Board also refused to play in Pakistan for the same security reason.

PCB protested this at the highest level as the security arrangements provided by the Government of Pakistan were foolproof. The Prime Minister of Pakistan also commented on this and talked to the government of New Zealand. As per PCB Kiwis tried to kill cricket in Pakistan. The newly-appointed PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja did not let it go like that and decided to take it to ICC. Kiwis handled the situation and promised to compensate for this. Both the boards agreed to play extra matches to compensate for the abandoned tour, in the meeting in December 2021.

Cricket in Pakistan

Cricket has come to Pakistan in a very short time after the terrorism-affected country’s situation got normalized. The efforts made by PCB and the Government of Pakistan are fruitful. After West Indies and Australian tour to Pakistan, the confidence of the cricket world has risen high to visit this country. As this tour gets finalized, Pakistan will host Australia, England and New Zealand from March 2022 to April 2023 and this is a big achievement in a short span.


Though the final date, venue and other formal scheduling are to be finalized yet it will most probably be in December- January 2022- 2023 for 2 tests and 3 ODIs.

Following this tour 5 ODIs and 5 T20s will be played in April 2023. The formal schedule will be shared with the viewers on the same site, once it gets finalized between the two boards

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