The “security threat” was not considered groundless, after which the NZC and PCB called.
On Friday, September 17, New Zealand suddenly abandoned its tour to Pakistan, citing “security threats” as the reason behind the decision. Blackcaps took a step before the first ODI began at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The whole story causes a lot of confusion, and the Pakistan Cricket Commission is not happy with the opponent within the imagination.
On the other hand, recent developments include New Zealand, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia, Played a big role in canceling the series. The threat was not considered groundless, after which the NZC and PCB called.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan had a long discussion about the same thing. After much consultation and deliberation, it was decided to cancel the tour. The next tour was scheduled to be New Zealand’s first Pakistan tour since 2003.
They did so on the basis of a safety assessment, says New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister
Earlier, New Zealand Prime Minister Ardan said that player safety and security should be paramount. The country’s deputy prime minister, Grant Robertson, supported the NZC on a call to withdraw from the tour.
“As is normal in these situations, it is impossible or not responsible to elaborate on the nature of these threats, but it had to be trusted and taken seriously. NZ Cricket Decision Support.
“They did this based on a security assessment, including on-site security advisors. There were credible security threats and NZ Cricket responded appropriately,” the Deputy Prime Minister said in international news. Was done.
On Saturday, September 18, New Zealand cricketers returned to their home countries. PCB CEO Washim Khan He said the charter flight was arranged for the player. Ramiz Raja, the chairman of the new PCB, burned down after the tour did not take place.
Former Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq has asked the ICC to dig deeper into the issue. Veterans also blamed Kiwi for saying they shouldn’t have finished their tour in a hurry.