Azhar Mahmood holds media conference ahead of T20I series

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Rawalpindi, 16 April 2024:

Pakistan head coach Azhar Mahmood spoke with the media on Tuesday at the Pindi Cricket Stadium ahead of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand, which commences here on Thursday. The remaining two matches in Rawalpindi will be held on Saturday and Sunday, before action will move to Lahore where the last two matches will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium on Thursday and Saturday.

Unedited broadcast quality footage of Azhar Mahmood’s press conference is available here and can be used for editorial purposes only.

Schedule for Wednesday, 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 a pre-series photo-shoot with the trophy that will be followed by their pre-series media conferences, which will take place in the Pindi Cricket Stadium Press Conference Room.

Pakistan squad for New Zealand T20Is:

Babar Azam (captain), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohmmad Amir, Muhammad Irfan Khan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usama Mir, Usman Khan and Zaman Khan

Non-travelling reserves: Haseebullah, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Sahibzada Farhan, and Salman Ali Agha

Umpire and match referee appointments:

18 April – First T20I. Ahsan Raza and Aleem Dar (on-field umpires), Faisal Afridi (third umpire), Rashid Riaz (fourth umpire); Andy Pycroft (match referee)

20 April – Second T20I. Asif Yaqoob and Aleem Dar (on-field umpires), Ahsan Raza (third umpire), Faisal Afridi (fourth umpire); Andy Pycroft (match referee)

21 April – Third T20I. Ahzan Raza and Asif Yaqoob (on-field umpires), Rashid Riaz (third umpire), Aleem Dar (fourth umpire); Andy Pycroft (match referee)

25 April – Fourth T20I. Faisal Afridi and Rashid Riaz (on-field umpires), Asif Yaqoob (third umpire), Ahsan Raza (fourth umpire); Andy Pycroft (match referee)

27 April – Rashid Riaz and Faisal Afridi (on-field umpires), Aleem Dar (third umpire), Asif Yaqoob (fourth umpire); Andy Pycroft (match referee)


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