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New Zealand cricket authority releases details of Pakistan tour

New Zealand Cricket has released details of Pakistan and West Indies tours that entail both T20s and test matches.

New Zealand cricket authorities gave out details on Tuesday of Pakistan’s tour in which the team is scheduled to play three T20’s and two Test matches.

New Zealand Cricket authorities also announced the schedule of matches against the West Indies team which is planned to begin tour starting with a Twenty20 match on November 27. The government had given a green light to the cricket tours by both cricket teams and is likely to approve white-ball tours by Australia and Bangladesh next year.

New Zealand all set for “Super Smash” T20 matches followed by test series

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the New Zealand government for helping us navigate this complex process,” said New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White. “Hosting these tours is incredibly important to us for two reasons: international cricket brings in revenue that funds the entire game of cricket in New Zealand and, also, it’s crucial that we look after the fans of the game and sport in general, especially during these difficult times,” he added.

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The kiwis will battle off against Pakistan in three T20s before their test series. First test is scheduled to start from December 26 at Tauranga and the second from January 3 in Christchurch.

New Zealand having been deprived of international cricket since January and February, kiwi players are expected to appear in the “Super Smash” domestic T20 matches with full flare. New Zealand Cricket is expected to cut ticket prices for the matches by almost 50 percent to mitigate the “challenging circumstances in which many New Zealanders had found themselves in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis” according to David White.

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GVS News Desk with additional input by other sources