New Zealand cricket officials agree to play in Pakistan

4 23 2008 17165 l - New Zealand cricket officials agree to play in Pakistan

KARACHI: The Pakistan cricket team will warm up for the Champions Trophy in September with a three-ODI series against New Zealand.

According to a foreign news agency, New Zealand cricket officials have accepted Pakistani offer to play in a three-ODI series, subject to safety approval.

Pakistan Cricket Board requested New Zealand to play five matches after West Indies turned down Pakistan's offer. New Zealand officials said security matters would be reviewed before the tour.