Pakistan’s white-ball tour of the Netherlands in 2024 has been postponed at the request of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), according to a report by ESPNcricinfo. The tour was supposed to include three T20Is against the Netherlands in May 2024, as part of a larger tour of Europe that also included matches against Ireland and England.
The decision to postpone the tour was made due to scheduling conflicts and concerns about player workload, as the ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to begin in June 2024 in the West Indies and USA. The PCB and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Board (KNCB) have expressed understanding and a desire to reschedule the series at a later date.
Roland Lefebvre, the KNCB’s high-performance manager, acknowledged the PCB’s predicament and emphasized the importance of player well-being. He stated, “We value the good relationship we have with the PCB, and look forward to rescheduling this series to a later date.”
The postponement of the series comes as a disappointment for the Dutch side, as playing against a Full Member side like Pakistan would have been beneficial for their preparations before the World Cup. It also means that the first bilateral series in the T20I format between Pakistan and the Netherlands is yet to take place, as their previous encounters have only been at the T20 World Cup.
The PCB has confirmed that they are actively working on finding an alternate window for the series. The rescheduling of the tour will be eagerly anticipated by both teams and their fans.
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