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New Zealand Cricket compensates PCB for cancelling Pakistan tour last year – Reports

New Zealand had pulled out of the tour moments before an ODI game

New Zealand Cricket Team, Pakistan Cricket Team
New Zealand Cricket Team, Pakistan Cricket Team (Image Credit : Twitter)

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has compensated Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for canceling the tour at the last minute. For the unversed, the Kiwis had come over for the limited-overs series. The series consisted of three ODI and five T20Is. Ahead of the first ODI on September 17 in Rawalpindi, the visitors pulled out of the series citing security threats. Notably, the team cricket board didn’t share the details of the threat.

The amount of the compensation hasn’t been disclosed. However, the sources say that the PCB will make huge profits when the Blackcaps will tour the South Asian country for 10 white-ball games. Meanwhile, the PCB has accepted the invitation of NZC to play in the tri-series including Bangladesh in Christchurch in October this year ahead of the 20-20 World Cup in Australia. After this, New Zealand will tour Pakistan in December this year.

At that time, the teams will play three ODIs and two Tests. In April, the Kiwis will return to the country for five ODIs and as many T20Is. Talking about the Tri-series between New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, the dates of the series are yet to be finalized. The reason for that is the non-confirmation of England’s tour of Pakistan for seven T20I later this year.

Once the dates of the England series are finalized, the dates for the tri-series will also be finalized. Talking about the compensation, the PCB has been compensated for losses that occurred after hotel bookings, security, marketing, and broadcast rights. For the unversed, the TV rights holders only pay the amount for televising a series or a tournament only after the completion of the event. Meanwhile, Pakistan hosted Australia for the all-format series in March and April this year.

In that series, the Aussies came up trumps in Tests and T20Is while the hosts won the ODIs. Up next will be the ODI series against the West Indies next month before heading to Ireland.


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