The New Zealand cricket team has arrived in the country’s capital on Saturday to play three ODIs and five T20Is series against Pakistan in its first tour in 18 years. Reports quoting sources said the New Zealand cricket team reached Islamabad on a chartered flight. The Kiwis will have a Covid PCR test at a local accommodation facility after which the players will be allowed to participate in the practice session.
Kiwis last toured the South Asian country in November 2003 when they played five ODI matches. A year before, their last Test appearance in Pakistan was at the Gaddafi Stadium in May 2002.Since the 2003 ODI series, Pakistan have thrice hosted New Zealand for ODIs in the United Arab Emirates with the Black Caps winning the 2019-10 and 2014-15 series )2-1 and 3-2, respectively) and drawing the 2018-19 series 1-1.