ISLAMABAD, June 28 (Xinhua) — The Pakistan national cricket team will participate in a cricket tri-series in New Zealand’s Christchurch, New Zealand, in October this year, a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Tuesday.
The PCB said the Pakistani team would participate in the Twenty20 International series along with Bangladesh and New Zealand from October 7-14.
The tri-series would be a warm-up for Pakistan for the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup to be held in Australia in October and November this year with the participation of 16 teams.
“I am pleased that we will be competing in the tri-series in New Zealand as it will help us arrive early and not only acclimate to the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Australia, but also put the finishing touches to our preparations,” said the Pakistani cricketer. team captain Babar Azam.
The Pakistani team will head to Christchurch after completing their seven-match Twenty20 series against England in the first week of October.
Pakistan’s third team will face Bangladesh on October 7 and New Zealand the following day, the statement said, adding that Pakistan will face New Zealand and Bangladesh in the second round on October 11 and 13.
The series finale is scheduled for October 14.