The New Zealand team will fly out of Pakistan on a charter flight on Saturday after the visitor decides to cancel the tour due to a security threat.
This was to be New Zealand’s first international cricket series in Pakistan for the first time in 18 years. (Reuters photo)
- New Zealand canceled Pakistan tour just minutes before the first ODI
- NZ Cricket said it received a security warning from the government and decided to withdraw
- New Zealand cricket team taking off from Pakistan today after canceling tour: PCB
Wasim Khan, CEO of the Pakistan Cricket Commission, confirmed that a charter flight to take the New Zealand team would come on Saturday after the visitor canceled the tour of Pakistan just minutes before the first ODI.
“What happened today is very sad,” Khan said.
The cricket world and Pakistanis remained shocked on Friday, just minutes before the start of the first One Day International between the two teams at Pindy Stadium. David White, CEO of Cricket, New Zealand is a serious security threat.
However, PCB Chair Ramiz Raja and Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed both said the New Zealand Board did not share security threat reports with them.
Not surprisingly, the Pakistani cricket community is smoking, and former brave people have set foot in New Zealand for causing immense harm to Pakistani cricket.
The Pakistani government and security officials were naturally upset by Friday’s development as the Pakistani Army’s Special Services Group (SSG) unit was deployed to the match in Rawalpindi, in addition to 4,000 police officers. ing.
The interior minister said at a news conference that he tried to persuade New Zealand to play the match without spectators.
“But they didn’t agree,” he said.
But New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in a statement that nothing was more important than player safety.
She was able to understand Pakistan’s disappointment, but said the security threat was not negligible.
The English men’s and women’s team is currently touring Pakistan in October.
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