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Pakistan-New Zealand ODI series status changed due to absence of DRS


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The status of the upcoming ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan was changed to a bilateral series instead of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures due to the "non-availability" of the Decision Review System (DRS).

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) revealed the development in a press release on Saturday that PCB and New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have mutually agreed to change the status.

"Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and New Zealand Cricket have mutually agreed to change the status of next week's ODI series to a bilateral series from the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures due to the non-availability of Decision Review System (DRS), a requirement in the event playing conditions," PCB said in a statement.

The two boards have agreed that these 50-over matches will now count towards the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification.

“As New Zealand will return to Pakistan in the 2022-23 season to play two Tests and three ODIs, the two boards have agreed that these 50-over matches will now count towards the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 qualification,” the press release stated.

Pakistan and New Zealand will lock horns in three ODIs and five T20Is, which will be played from 17 September to 3 October.