Second NZ Test shifted to Karachi

Published December 25, 2022
New Zealand’s captain Tim Southee plays with a ball during a training session ahead of their first cricket Test match against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 24. — AFP
New Zealand’s captain Tim Southee plays with a ball during a training session ahead of their first cricket Test match against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi on December 24. — AFP

LAHORE: The second Test between Pakistan and New Zealand next month has been moved from Multan to Karachi due to “deteriorating” weather conditions, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said on Saturday.

The PCB said that the poor conditions, which have already disrupted flight operations, could potentially result in the loss of playing hours.

The change in schedule means the whole series, which includes two Tests and three ODIs, will now be held in Karachi. The first Test is set to begin on Monday.

The second Test will begin on Jan 2 after that contest and the three ODIs were brought forward by a day, the statement added.

Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2022

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