New Zealand pays Pakistan compensation for calling off last year’s cricket tour
May 19, 2022 03:59 PM
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has paid compensation to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for abruptly ending the tour last year in September 2021. The compensation amount has not been disclosed. However, the PCB is set to make huge profits from New Zealand’s tour to Pakistan next year.
Meanwhile, New Zealand invited Pakistan Cricket Board to play the T20 tri-nation series involving Bangladesh in Christchurch in October before the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The relationships between both the boards have returned to normal, with PCB making up its mind to accept the invitation.
PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja had announced that they would ask New Zealand to pay compensation after the black caps, just before the first ODI in Rawalpindi on September 17, 2021, opted to return home, citing security concerns.
Later, England also withdrew from sending their men and women teams to Pakistan.
Zealand compensation includes financial loss including hotel bookings, security, marketing, broadcast, etc.
New Zealand will tour Pakistan in December 2022/January 2023 for three ODIs and two Tests, while they will make up for the cancelled tour in April 2023, where they will play five T20Is and as many ODIs.