KARACHI: Pakistan will participate in the tri-nation series hosted by New Zealand, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja confirmed Saturday.
Before the T20 World Cup, which is slated to take place in Australia in October this year, a tri-nation series between hosts New Zealand, Pakistan, and Bangladesh was planned.
Speaking to the media, Raja said: "After receiving confirmation dates from the touring England side that is due here in Pakistan on September 15, we have confirmed our participation in the tri-nation series to be hosted by Cricket New Zealand.
"I wanted my team to play a few internationals more or less amid Australian environments, ahead of the World Cup. Now the team will be having a good opportunity to test their combination and leading players' form during the tri-nation series in New Zealand."
The tri-nation competition, where teams will play each other twice before the competition final, is anticipated to begin in the first week of October.