Pakistan vs New Zealand series schedule to change due to elections: PCB Chairman Najam Sethi

Ahead of the upcoming elections in Punjab, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi announced on Saturday that the home New Zealand T20I and ODI series will be altered slightly.

From April 13 to May 7, New Zealand will play five T20Is and as many ODIs in Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi.

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However, the schedule will be slightly altered due to general elections in Punjab on April 30.

“New Zealand series will take place on its time,” said Sethi during a press conference at Gaddafi Stadium today.

“However, there will be a slight change in the schedule due to general elections in Punjab. The series was set to start in Karachi while moving to Lahore and Rawalpindi later on. There will be some changes to this now. We will announce the details next week,” he added.

Initial schedule of home New Zealand tour

April 13 — 1st T20I at National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi

April 15 — 2nd T20I at National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi

April 16 — 3rd T20I at National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi

April 19 — 4th T20I at National Bank Cricket Arena, Karachi

April 23 — 5th T20I at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

April 26 — 1st ODI at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

April 28 — 2nd ODI at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

May 1 — 3rd ODI at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

May 4 — 4th ODI at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

May 7 — 5th ODI at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore