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Second Test likely to be shifted from Multan to Karachi


KARACHI: The second Test of the upcoming historic series between Pakistan and New Zealand is likely to be shifted to here in light of the anticipated unsuitable weather in Multan, sources claimed.

According to the details, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) proposed a request to the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to change the venue for the second Test and is yet to receive the nod from the touring board.

Notably, flight operations in Multan are already disturbed due to dense smog which can also pose a dent to the playing overs in the city.

The sources further claimed that the PCB is in talks with the NZC regarding the matter while a final decision is likely to be taken by Monday.

It is pertinent to mention that the English team also experienced a flight delay on their way back from Multan to Karachi due to dense smog in the prior-mentioned city.

Meanwhile, Karachi is already poised to host the first Test of the home series against New Zealand, marking the first after a gap of 32 years.

The National Bank Cricket Arena here will also host the three-match ODI series between the two countries.

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