PCB will organize a Tri-Series involving New Zealand and South Africa in February 2025, marking its return after a gap of two decades.

After a hiatus of over 20 years, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced its plan to host a one-day international (ODI) triangular series involving New Zealand and South Africa in February 2025. This exciting development comes as a result of a meeting held between PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi and his counterparts from South Africa and New Zealand, Lawson Naidoo and Roger Twose, in Dubai.

The upcoming ODI tri-series is scheduled to take place in Pakistan just before the ICC Champions Trophy in February 2025. This marks a significant return to hosting such events for Pakistan, as the last tri-series hosted by PCB was back in October 2004, featuring Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. The decision to revive the tri-series format has been warmly welcomed by all participating boards.

During the meeting, PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi extended a cordial invitation to Roger Twose and Lawson Naidoo to visit Pakistan. This gesture emphasizes Pakistan's eagerness to strengthen cricketing ties with New Zealand and South Africa.

Expressing his enthusiasm, Mohsin Naqvi described the upcoming tri-series as an "exciting event" and thanked the heads of New Zealand and South African cricket for their willingness to participate. He also highlighted the significance of Pakistan hosting the ICC Champions Trophy 2025, showcasing the country's capability to host top-tier cricket events.

In addition to the tri-series announcement, New Zealand is set to tour Pakistan next month for a five-match T20 International series. This tour, scheduled to begin in April 2024, further solidifies the growing cricketing relationship between the two nations. The matches will be played in Rawalpindi and Lahore, offering cricket fans an exciting spectacle.

The decision to host the tri-series and the upcoming tour by New Zealand underscore Pakistan's commitment to reviving international cricket on its soil. These developments not only showcase Pakistan's passion for the sport but also provide cricket enthusiasts with much-awaited excitement and entertainment.

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