Pakistan’s tour of Netherlands in 2024 postponed indefinitely at PCB’s request

Pakistan’s tour of the Netherlands in 2024 has been postponed indefinitely on the PCB’s request.

Pakistan have been scheduled to play three T20Is in opposition to Netherlands in early Might 2024 as a part of a tour of Europe that additionally included three T20Is in opposition to Eire, and 4 in opposition to England. All these video games have been scheduled within the build-up to the T20 World Cup which begins in June 2024, to be held within the West Indies and USA.

Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Board (KNCB)’s high-performance supervisor Roland Lefebvre confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that the tour had been postpone, with the PCB citing scheduling clashes, and issues about participant workload.

“The KNCB understands the predicament the PCB are in, given the busy enjoying schedules and on the similar time preserving the well-being of gamers in thoughts,” Lefebvre stated. “We worth the nice relationship we now have with the PCB, and look ahead to rescheduling this sequence to a later date.”

The postponement will come as a blow for Netherlands, who have been scheduled to get three T20Is in opposition to a Full-Member aspect within the lead-up to the T20 World Cup, for which they’ve already certified. That additionally means Netherlands and Pakistan are but to face one another in a bilateral T20I fixture, with their solely two conferences within the format having come on the T20 World Cup.

In reality, there was important on-field bonhomie between the Pakistan and Netherlands gamers after their fates have been tied collectively ultimately 12 months’s T20 World Cup, with either side doing the opposite a favour. Netherlands beat South Africa to maintain Pakistan alive in a event that noticed them go on to succeed in the ultimate, whereas Pakistan defeated Bangladesh within the following recreation to make sure direct qualification to the 2024 T20 World Cup for Netherlands.

Final 12 months, Netherlands had hosted Pakistan for 3 ODIs as a part of the Tremendous League. Pakistan went on to win the sequence 3-0, however two of these matches have been determined by margins of solely 16 runs and 9 runs.

The PCB acknowledged to ESPNcricinfo that subsequent 12 months’s sequence had been postponed at their request, and stated they have been actively engaged on discovering an alternate window.

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