The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the seven-member commentary panel for the upcoming series between Pakistan and New Zealand. The series will include five T20 Internationals and as many One-Day Internationals and will take place from April 14th to May 7th.
New Zealand’s team is expected to arrive in Pakistan in the early hours of April 11th. The first three T20Is of the series will be played in Lahore, while Rawalpindi will host the last two T20Is and the first two ODIs. The final three ODIs of the series will be played in the port-city of Karachi.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced the list of commentators for the upcoming series between Pakistan and New Zealand. Bazid Khan, Grant Elliot, and Kyle Mills will be the commentators for the T20Is, while Lisa Sthalekar and Mark Butcher will provide commentary during the ODIs.
In addition, Sikander Bakht and Urooj Mumtaz will also be a part of the commentary panel. They will cover all 10 limited-overs matches to be played across Lahore, Rawalpindi, and Karachi.
Zainab Abbas, a well-known presenter, will be hosting pre- and post-match shows for the upcoming Pakistan vs New Zealand series. She will also host the popular show “Pitch Side,” which provides in-depth analysis for cricket fans.
The white-ball series between Pakistan and New Zealand will be broadcasted on PTV Sports on Linear TV within Pakistan. Fans can also watch live streams of the matches on ARY Zap, Vidly.tv, Tamasha, and Tapmad within Pakistan, and on the PCB YouTube channel outside Pakistan.
The matches will be broadcasted internationally on various platforms, including Etisalat (Middle-East and North Africa), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Sky NZ (New Zealand), Fox Sports (Australia), Sky Sports (United Kingdom), Sony (South Asia outside Pakistan), Super Sports (Sub-Saharan Africa), and Willow TV (North America).
The PCB’s broadcast partners will use a total of twenty-seven full high-definition cameras to stream live coverage of the matches around the world. The production set-up will include a complete Hawkeye review system, buggy cam, and SpiderCam. The SpiderCam will be available for three T20Is in Lahore and three ODIs in Karachi.