New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced that a security delegation will visit Pakistan next month to assess the security arrangements in the country ahead of New Zealand’s limited-overs tour of Pakistan later this year.
According to details, a team of experts will arrive in Pakistan next month and assess the security arrangements before passing on their recommendations to NZC. The final decision of the tour will be taken after the security team gives the clearance.
The team of experts will include the Australian security consultant, Reg Dickinson, who will accompany the rest of the security delegation to assess the arrangements in Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi.
Kiwis are scheduled to tour Pakistan to play a three-match ODI series and a three-match T20I series in September and October. This will be their first tour of the country in 18 years. They last toured Pakistan in 2003 for a five-match ODI series.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also offered New Zealand to play two extra T20Is in preparation for the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in October. After the completion of the tour, both the teams will travel to UAE to take part in the World T20.