New Zealand will play a three-match T20I series against the United Arab Emirates in the UAE in August, New Zealand Cricket announced on Thursday (March 2).
‘The three matches will be played on August, 17, 19 and 20, with the venues yet to be confirmed.’ a NZC release said.
The BLACKCAPS squad will stop over in the UAE on the way to England for its white ball commitments, and NZC said all three games will be played under lights.
New Zealand have previously played UAE in just one international, an ODI during the 1996 World Cup at Faisalabad, in Pakistan.
“In terms of the global cricket family, it’s important we keep helping each other, and growing the game on an international scale.” NZC chief executive David White said.
“NZC has a close relationship with the Emirates Cricket Board and our players are very familiar with the environment.”
“I know the BLACKCAPS will be looking forward to testing themselves against a competitive UAE team.”