Pakistan set to tour Netherlands in August

Photo for representational purpose only. Image : ICC

Photo for representational purpose only. Image : ICC

Pakistan is set to visit the Netherlands for the first bilateral series between the two nations when they play three One-Day Internationals in Rotterdam from August 16. The three matches will be a piece of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.

The matches which were at first booked to be played in July 2020 must be deferred because of the COVID-19 pandemic. All the three matches – booked to be played on August 16, 18 and 21 individually will be facilitated at the VOC Cricket Ground.

Talking on the affirmation of the series, Zakir Khan, Pakistan Cricket Board’s Director of International Cricket, on Wednesday (April 20), said “We are satisfied that fully backed up by the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB), we have had the option to reschedule the series, which is essential to the development and advancement of cricket in Netherlands as well with respect to the two groups’ possibilities advancing straightforwardly to the 2023 World Cup.

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“Our men’s national cricket team had an amazing 2021-22 season and I am certain they will expand on the force to engage expat Pakistanis and the Dutch onlookers with great cricket. This series will likewise assist KNCB with drawing in new and youthful crowds towards the game.”

The two groups have recently confronted each other in three ODIs – in the 1996 and 2003 world cups as well as the 2002 Champions Trophy – with Pakistan winning on every one of the three ocassions.

At present, Pakistan are put 10th on the ICC table with six successes and as numerous misfortunes in 12 matches. In the interim, the Netherlands wind up at the base table with just two successes in 10 matches.

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