Pakistan’s T20I series in Netherlands postponed due to scheduling constraints

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s scheduled three-match T20I tour to the Netherlands in May 2024 has been postponed due to logistical challenges, according to reports from Cricbuzz.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) formally approached the Royal Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB) to request a rescheduling of the series, driven by the necessity to alleviate strain on an increasingly crowded cricket calendar.

In response to the development, both cricket boards are actively exploring alternative options to find a suitable time to reschedule the T20I series.

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While expressing disappointment over the postponement, Roland Lefebrve, the High-Performance Manager at KNCB, conveyed understanding of the situation.

“We’re obviously disappointed, but of course, we understand the situation and remain optimistic a new window will be found to play the series either at home or away,” said KNCB High-Performance Manager Roland Lefebrve.

The initial plan was to hold a three-match T20I series in early May, preceding Pakistan’s tour to Ireland and England in 2024. However, the tight schedule, particularly due to Pakistan’s five-match home T20I series against New Zealand in April, left limited room for the Dutch leg of the European tour.

Consequently, the PCB sought to reschedule the series to ensure a more manageable and feasible cricketing calendar.

Pakistan’s upcoming T20I schedule leading up to the T20 World Cup includes engagements against Australia, New Zealand, and a five-match series against New Zealand in April.

The revised schedule aims to provide sufficient time for players and teams to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and the United States from June 4 to June 30.

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