Lahore, April 20: The Pakistan team is set to tour the Netherlands for three one-day internationals in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed on Wednesday.
All three matches will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League and will be played at the VOC Cricket Ground in Rotterdam on August 16, 18 and 21. Pakistan is currently at No. 9 in the Super League standings with 60 points from 12 games, while the Netherlands is bottom with 2 wins from 10 games.
Zakir Khan, the director of PCB – International, is looking forward to the next series which was postponed in July 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
“We are pleased that with the support of the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB), we have been able to reschedule the series, which is important for the growth and development of cricket in the Netherlands, as well as for the two teams’ chances of progress directly. to the 2023 World Cup,” Zakir said in a statement from the PCB.
“Our men’s national cricket team had an excellent 2021-22 season and I am sure they will build on the momentum to entertain expat Pakistani and Dutch viewers with some good cricket. This series will also help KNCB attract new and young audiences to the match”. he added.
The series will help both teams move up the rankings, especially for the Netherlands, the only Associated nation to compete in the Super League. The Dutch team had earned their place as the 13th team, joining the 12 full members, by winning the ICC Cricket World League Championship in 2017.
The top seven teams, plus host India, will gain direct qualification for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.