Lahore, 6 July 2022 (TDI): Wouter Plomp, Netherland’s Ambassador to Pakistan met PCB Chairman in Pakistan cricket headquarters.

Wouter Plompvia via his Twitter showed his gratitude towards Pakistan Cricket Board for its incredible work.

The duo talked about conducting cricket series between the two countries to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Moreover, He thanked the PCB Chairman for his Cooperation in making this bilateral cricket series possible.

Furthermore, He stated that cricket is emerging in The Netherlands and will bring both countries closer.

Pakistan will play its first-ever ODI series with the Netherlands next month.

The matches will take place on 16, 18, and 21 August in Rotterdam respectively.

Pak and Netherlands relations

In 1982, Both countries signed a bilateral ‘Double Taxation Agreement’. The aim of this agreement was to promote business activities.

In addition, Pakistan is the 6th largest non-European economic partner of the Netherlands in the world as well as the 13th largest economic partner and trading partner of the Netherlands in the world.

Similarly, The Netherlands maintains a permanent embassy in Islamabad.

Moreover, it has consulates in Karachi and Lahore.

On the other side, Pakistan has an embassy in The Hague.

Since 2004, the Netherlands has hosted more than 100 junior diplomats of Pakistan and obtained degrees from Clingendael Institute.

Similarly, according to a report published in 2019, There are around 23,855 Dutch Pakistanis born in the country.

And most Pakistanis live in three major cities of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam.

Cricket In Netherlands

In 1966, The Netherlands gained its Associate Membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC)

Similarly, The Netherlands regained Twenty20 International status in June 2014 and played their first Twenty20 match in 2008.

Moreover, The Netherlands regained its ODI status after the conclusion of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in March 2018.

Cricket in the Netherlands is governed by the Royal Dutch Cricket Association.

Though football has long since surpassed cricket in popularity amongst the Dutch

But today there are around 6,500 cricketers in the Netherlands and recent developments show that cricket is growing in the Netherlands.