The three-match One-Day International series between Pakistan and New Zealand, starting from Friday (September 17), will not be a part of the ongoing ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League, the two boards announced on Saturday (September 11).
It will now be a regular bilateral series because of the non-availability of the Decision Review System, which is a must in the World Cup Super League encounters.
"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," PCB said in a release.
According to a report in PTI, the Pakistan Cricket Board and the producers/broadcasters of the series could not find an approved provider of the technology required to run the system during the series.
The Men in Green have played nine Super League games so far and have won four of those. Meanwhile, New Zealand have won all of their three encounters so far.