Auckland(August 11, 2017): In a move that could dampen the efforts to help bring international cricket back to Pakistan, New Zealand Cricket has strongly hinted that none of its contracted players would play for the International Cricket Council assembled-World XI side for a three-match Twenty20 International series.
The matches are set to be held in Pakistan. All the matches are set to be played in Lahore’s Gadaffi Stadium in September.
Despite the Black Caps not having any confirmed internationals in September, NZC chief executive David White said their 21 centrally contracted players would not be involved in the team being assembled by former England coach Andy Flower.
He is understood to have cast the net wide, with some Black Caps stars in his sights and the Telegraph reporting players being offered US$100,000 (NZ$138,000) to play three T20 matches in Lahore and attend a pre-series camp in Dubai.