The two boards confirmed on Monday that New Zealand will visit Pakistan twice next season. The two teams will first meet in December 2022 and January 2023 for two Tests and three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) as part of the World Test Championship and the ODI Super League, respectively (for qualification for the World Cup). New Zealand will then return to the country in April 2023 for five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and five Twenty-20 Internationals (T20Is), with the ODIs being entirely for ICC rankings points and not part of the ODI Super League.

The first visit will be part of the Future Tours Programme, while the second was agreed to make up for the matches missed when New Zealand’s limited-overs tour of Pakistan was called off minutes before the first ODI due to security concerns in September. Along with the ODIs scheduled for the 2021 series, two more ODIs will be played during the limited-overs tour in April 2023.

In a statement, NZC chief executive David White remarked, “It’s nice to be heading back.” “While in Dubai, our respective chairmen, Ramiz Raja and Martin Snedden, had very fruitful and constructive meetings, reinforcing the relationship between the two organizations.”

Ramiz stated the board was “pleased with the outcomes of our discussions and negotiations” after being particularly critical of the NZC’s decision to skip the tour this year. “This demonstrates the two boards’ strong, amicable, and historic relations, and underlines Pakistan’s place as a significant member of the cricket brotherhood,” he said.