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PCB: Pakistan v New Zealand T20Is – Important information for media attending Rawalpindi-leg matches

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Photo Credit: Pakistan Cricket Board

New Zealand will arrive in Islamabad in the wee hours of Sunday for their five-match T20I series against Pakistan, which will be played from from 14 April to 28 April.

Below is important information for media attending or covering the Rawalpindi-leg matches, which will be played on 18, 20 and 21 April.

Team media managers

  • Raza Kitchlew is the Pakistan team media manager and will be the contact person for all team-related queries. He can be reached at +92 301 8440280 (also on WhatsApp) and raza.kitchlew@pcb.com.pk
  • Ben Mackey is the New Zealand team media manager and can be reached at +64 273 412 819 (also on WhatsApp) and ben.mackey@nzc.nz

Day-by-day schedule

14 April – Both the sides will take a day off and have no media activities planned

15 April – Pakistan will train at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 1900. Beforehand, a player or a member of the support staff will be available for a media talk in the Press Conference Room of the Pindi Cricket Stadium. New Zealand cricket team has opted to rest and has no media activities planned.

16 April – Pakistan and New Zealand will train at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 1900. Beforehand, both the sides are expected to make a player or a member of the support staff available for media talks in the Press Conference Room of the Pindi Cricket Stadium.

17 April – Pakistan and New Zealand will train at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 1900. Beforehand, both captains Babar Azam of Pakistan and New Zealand’s Michael Bracewell will take part in pre-series photo-shoot that will be followed by their pre-series media conferences, which will take place in the Pindi Cricket Stadium Press Conference Room.

18 April – The two teams will play the first T20I, which will begin at 1930. After the match, star performers from both sides will hold post-match media conferences.

19 April – Pakistan and New Zealand are scheduled to train at the Pindi Cricket Stadium from 1930. Members of the media are advised to seek confirmation about the training programme from the team media managers before arriving at the practice venue. 

20 and 21 April – The two side will play back to back matches with both the games starting at 1930 and will be followed by post-match media conferences.

22 April – Pakistan and New Zealand travel to Lahore.

In case of any change to the schedule, an update will be provided through media WhatsApp groups.

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