PCB Gets Compensation From New Zealand for Canceled Tour

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has received compensation from the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for the abrupt cancelation of their tour to Pakistan last year in September due to a ‘security threat’ that turned out fake.

The Blackcaps were scheduled to play white-ball series in Pakistan but they abruptly called off their tour just before the first of three ODIs which resulted in financial losses of millions.

Both the cricket boards have not disclosed the compensation amount, but the PCB will profit handsomely from New Zealand’s tour to Pakistan, which will include five ODIs and the same number of T20 internationals.

Both boards’ relationships have also normalized, and it is expected that PCB will send the Men in Green to New Zealand in October for a triangular series before the T20 World Cup in Australia.

However, the cricket board will confirm the tour to New Zealand once the dates for England matches are finalized. Eoin Morgan-led side is scheduled to tour Pakistan for seven T20Is in October.

The Pakistan Cricket Board chairman, Ramiz Raja, had vowed to recover compensation from the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) for the financial loss the board suffered after the incident.

Meanwhile, the New Zealand board has now paid compensation for financial losses, including hotel bookings, security, marketing, and broadcast, among other things.

New Zealand will tour Pakistan for three ODIs and two Tests in December 2022/January 2023 and will make up for the canceled tour in April 2023, where they will play five T20Is and as many ODIs.