The status of the upcoming ODI series between Pakistan and New Zealand was on Saturday (September 11) changed from the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League fixtures to a bilateral series due to the "non-availability" of the Decision Review System (DRS).
The Kiwis have landed in Pakistan on Saturday to play three ODIs and five T20Is. This is their first tour of Pakistan since 2003 and it will get underway from September 17 with the 50-overs series.
"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.
“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,” it added.
The three-match ODI series will be played in Rawalpindi from September 17-21 while Lahore will host the five T20Is from September 25 to October 3.