PCB, the Pakistan Cricket Board, has reportedly accepted the invitation to participate in the tri-nation T20 series in New Zealand ahead of the World Cup in October of this year, a local daily reported on Wednesday.
Earlier, various media outlets had quoted a PCB official news outlet as saying that New Zealand Cricket had invited Pakistan’s cricket team to participate in the three-nation tournament for the first half of the month of October 2022.
The official stated that “I can confirm that the PCB has received an invitation to participate in the three-nation T20 event also involving Bangladesh,”.
A local daily reported that PCBs had agreed to be part of the series, as it will assist the players prepare for their participation in the T20 World Cup.
Bangladesh will travel to Australia in September for a weeklong training camp in Adelaide, where they will play T20 physical fitness tests with local teams in September. The dates for the three-game series have not yet been determined, but the likeliest window is from mid-September until late October.
The reason for the PCBs’ reluctancy to accept the cricket team’s participation was the scheduled tour of English cricket players to Pakistan. English cricketers will play a game of seven T20 Internationals between the third or fourth week of September.
Pakistani cricketers are preparing for a hectic cricketing routine leading into the T20 World Cup. From September 1 to 17, the national team will be part of the ongoing Asia Cup T20 to be held in Sri Lanka.