The upcoming Pakistan ve New Zealand series will be played without the DRS after the BCCI has bought the DRS operation team for IPL by paying them four times more than what the PCB has offered. The series between the two sides starts from September 17, with the Men in Green hosting the Black Caps for three ODIs and five T20Is. The ODIs will be played in Rawalpindi while the T20Is will be played in Lahore.
The BCCI has hired the DRS operating team by paying them four times more than what the PCB has offered. According to sources, the BCCI has hired three DRS crews to work on the IPL. The league will clash during the ongoing series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
“It is important to have ICC-approved DRS operators in international events and operators were not available during the period, that is why the PCB has dropped DRS from the series,” a source had told Geo News earlier.
New Zealand players Tom Blundell, Doug Bracewell, and Blair Tickner are excited to tour Pakistan for the #PAKvNZ ODI and T20I series.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 10, 2021
The PCB is still trying to get their sources to work and get an arrangement of the DRS but it looks next to impossible. Meanwhile, the PCB is hoping to arrange for the DRS in their next series against England. However, that looks difficult as well.
Pakistan and New Zealand will play three ODIs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium on September 17, 19 and 21. The three ODIs will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League ODIs, confirmed both boards.
The two teams will also lock horns in the five-match Twenty20 series to be played from September 25 to October 3 at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore.
Pakistan Squad For NZ Series
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Azam Khan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood
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