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PCB to send Pakistan ‘A’ Team to New Zealand along with seniors in upcoming tour

Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has determined to send its ‘A’ crew to New Zealand with the senior nationwide crew in November for a collection comprising four-day and T20 matches.

A PCB official stated that New Zealand had agreed to host each the Pakistan groups from November to January.

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“A big group of players and officials will travel to New Zealand in November and will have to spend around 14-days in quarantine before they enter a bio secure bubble and start their training before their scheduled matches,” he stated.

The PCB has confirmed the itinerary for the senior crew which is able to play two Tests and three T20 internationals.

Tours by the Pakistan under-19 and ‘A’ groups have been badly hit in the final 10 years after the militants assault on the Sri Lankan crew in Lahore in March, 2009.

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The official stated that since excursions for the under-19 and A groups are organised on reciprocal foundation it had develop into troublesome for the PCB to organize common publicity for the upcoming and junior gamers in contrast to different boards.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational picture. Reuters

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“The problem that persisted was that whenever the PCB approached other boards to host the junior or A teams for bilateral series it was asked to arrange a return tour in the UAE and this was not cost effective for the board,” the supply stated.

He stated due to the safety scenario in Pakistan, different boards had been reluctant to send their junior or ‘A’ groups to Pakistan and needed the PCB to host a return collection in the UAE which meant loads of bills for Pakistan cricket.

“That is why our players have not got the required exposure at these levels and we have had few and in between series of the A team and that too mostly in the UAE,” he famous.

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The official stated that in the previous the bilateral excursions by the Pakistan junior and ‘A’ groups had meant publicity for gifted upcoming gamers who had been in a position to graduate correctly into the senior crew.

He stated for the approaching tour of New Zealand, the hosts are attempting to organize a tri-series for the ‘A’ crew which might be excellent for the Pakistani gamers.

Due to the militants assault and safety scenario, Pakistan senior crew was additionally compelled to play all its house collection from 2010 in the UAE.

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But since final yr the PCB has taken a powerful stance that with the safety scenario enhancing so much in the nation groups could have to come and play in Pakistan.

Last season, Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for Test collection and likewise held the complete Pakistan Super League at house.

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