Mon, 15 Aug 2022

ISLAMABAD, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan's national cricket team will feature in a cricket tri-series in Christchurch, New Zealand in October this year, a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Tuesday.

The PCB said that the Pakistani team would participate in the Twenty20 International series along with Bangladesh and New Zealand from October 7 to 14.

The tri-series would be a warm-up for Pakistan before the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup to be held in Australia in October and November this year with the participation of 16 teams.

"I am pleased that we will be featuring in the tri-series in New Zealand as it will help us to arrive early and not only acclimatize for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Australia but also give final touches to our preparations," said Pakistan's cricket team captain Babar Azam.

The Pakistan team will depart for Christchurch after completing their seven-match Twenty20 series against England during the first week of October.

World No. 3 Pakistan team will take on Bangladesh on October 7 and New Zealand on the following day, said the statement, adding that Pakistan will play New Zealand and Bangladesh for the second round on October 11 and 13 October, respectively.

The final of the series is scheduled to be held on October 14.

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