The 3-match ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand is played without DRS.© AFP
The status of the upcoming ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan was changed to a bilateral series of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League matches on Saturday due to the “unavailability” of the Decision Review System (DRS). The New Zealand team arrived in Pakistan on Saturday for three ODIs starting on September 17 and five T20 Internationals. This is their first tour since 2003 when they were beaten 5-0 by the hosts in an ODI series.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and New Zealand Cricket have agreed to change the status of next week’s ODI series to a bilateral series of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League matches due to the unavailability of the Decision Review System (DRS), a requirement in the playing conditions of the event,” PCB said in a statement.
PCB said that as New Zealand will return to Pakistan in the 2022-23 season to play two Tests and three ODIs, the two boards have agreed that these 50-over matches will now count towards qualifying for the ICC Men’s Cricket World. Cup 2023.
Meanwhile, elite panelists Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza of the international panel will referee the three ODIs between Pakistan and New Zealand to be played at Pindi Cricket Stadium on September 17, 19 and 21.
Mohammad Javed will be the match referee for both the ODIs and the five T20Is, which will be played from September 25 to October 3.
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