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Why did Pakistan postpone the West Indies series in January 2024?

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Cricket News: Why did Pakistan postpone the West Indies series in January 2024? | Details on why Pakistan postponed West Indies series

In a recent development, the Pakistan Cricket Board has postponed their home series against West Indies, which was scheduled to be held in January and February next year, to January 2025. Instead of that series, Pakistan will now be playing five T20 Internationals against New Zealand away from home.

Pakistan was also scheduled to have a separate away series against New Zealand consisting of three ODIs and five T20Is in January, 2025. However, with the West Indies series now postponed, the New Zealand tour has been shifted to April, 2025.

It is now reported that Pakistan is scheduled to play a whopping 19 T20Is from now until the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, according to the Men’s Future Tours Programme (FTP).

More than half of the 19 T20Is will be contested against New Zealand; five away from home in January next year, and five at home in April, 2024.

Pakistan tour of New Zealand 2024 schedule

  • 1st T20I – Jan 12, Auckland
  • 2nd T20I – Jan 14, Hamilton
  • 3rd T20I – Jan 17, Dunedin
  • 4th T20I – Jan 19, Christchurch
  • 5th T20I – Jan 21, Christchurch

Pakistan will also be playing three T20Is against Netherlands, two against Ireland and four against England before the T20 World Cup next year.

Moreover, after the second Test of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Pakistan is scheduled to play just three Tests until August 2024. The Australia series at the end of the year will be an away one for Pakistan, meaning that they will not play any home Tests the entire season.

In August 2024, Pakistan will host Bangladesh for a two-Test series.

Pakistan Men’s updated Future Tours Programme 2023/24: West Indies shifted to early 2025

2023-24:

  • July: Pakistan tour Sri Lanka (2 Tests)
  • August: Pakistan vs Afghanistan (3 ODIs)
  • September: ODI Asia Cup in Pakistan and Sri Lanka
  • October-November: ODI World Cup in India
  • December-January: Pakistan tour of Australia (3 Tests)
  • January: Pakistan tour of New Zealand (5 T20Is)
  • April: New Zealand tour of Pakistan (5 T20Is)
  • May: Pakistan to the Netherlands (3 T20Is), to Ireland (2 T20Is), and to England (4 T20Is)

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