The last year of the Pakistan Cricket Board was not unique. First, New Zealand and then England had cancelled the tour of Pakistan. The PCB was very angry with this, and it was also insulted at the world level. PCB chairman Rameez Raja had called this decision of the Kiwi board wrong.
After New Zealand, the England Cricket Board had also refused the tour. According to the news of Pakistani media, now the Pakistan Cricket Board has been compensated for this. However, the amount of damages has not been disclosed yet. This has given great relief to the PCB.
In September, New Zealand went on a tour of Pakistan. A 3-match ODI series was to be played between the teams. The first match of the series was to be played at the Rawalpindi Stadium, but shortly before the toss, the visiting New Zealand players refused to take the field.
New Zealand paid the damages.
According to media reports, the New Zealand Board has given money for hotel booking, security, marketing, broadcasting and other expenses. However, neither the New Zealand Cricket Board nor the Pakistan Cricket Board had disclosed its amount.
The Pakistan Cricket Board said that the New Zealand team would tour Pakistan in December 2022 to play two Tests which will be part of the World Test Championship. The PCB said that the program had been approved in talks between PCB Chairman Rameez Raja and New Zealand Cricket chief Martin Sneedon.
The New Zealand tour was cancelled due to security reasons
While withdrawing the tour, New Zealand had said in its statement, ‘The New Zealand team is cancelling its tour of Pakistan after the security alert received from the country’s government. This evening, the team was to play the first ODI against Pakistan in Rawalpindi.
After the information given by the New Zealand Government and the advice of the Security Advisors of New Zealand Cricket, it has been decided that the team will not continue to tour Pakistan. Arrangements are being made for the team to return.
New Zealand had also decided to complete the tour. There were talks between the two boards. After the conversation, Raja said, I am happy with the outcome of the negotiations. I thank Martin Sneddon and the board for their cooperation. Pakistan will now be hosting Australia, West Indies, England and New Zealand for 8 Tests, 14 ODIs and 13 T20Is between March 2022 and April 2023.