Test Cricket Tours - New Zealand to Pakistan 1984-85
Tour of Pakistan
1984-85Captain : Jeremy
18th official Test
Fifth Test-playingtour of Pakistan
by New Zealand
The tourists appeared in a
three-day match against Auckland
prior to departure. The New Zealand Cricket Council decided that it was not
first-class though the corresponding fixture held before the Australian tour
in 1985-86 would be awarded first-class status.
The New Zealanders refused to
play at the Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad, because
of its notorious pitch and the Second Test took place at Hyderabad.Allegations were made that umpire Khizer Hayat gave biased decisions
during the match. A committee headed by Hanif Mohammad found that mistakes
were made but they were not deliberate and arose because of inexperience.
A double wicket competition
held in Lahore
for the benefit of Shafqat Rana in the middle of the official tour programme
was won by Jeremy Coney and Jeff Crowe.
Unavailable: Richard Hadlee (health and family considerations and the length of
the tour); Geoff Howarth.
The selectors announced 12
of the 15 names as long before as June, selecting the three others
(Bracewell, Snedden and Stirling) four months later as the Young New
Zealanders' tour of Zimbabwe
neared its end.
Tour Party Announced : 22 October 1984.
between selection and departure from New Zealand
x/ 8 days
/22 October to 30 October)
After practice and a special preparation match in Auckland, the team left Wellington
on 30 October 1984, flying by way of Australia,
Singapore (where they
played a match on 1 November) and Sri Lanka.
Bracewell, Snedden and Stirling from the Young New
Zealand touring team in Zimbabwe
flew direct from Harare to Sri Lanka.
They arrived in Colombo
on the morning of 2 November for a two-match tour and in Karachi
on 6 November, leaving the next day for Rawalpindi
and the first match in Pakistan.
spent in Pakistan
November - 30 October)
Jeremy Coney (captain),John Wright (vice-captain)and..