PAK Vs NZ: The New Zealand cricket team has announced the cancellation of the Pakistan tour due to security reasons. After this move of the New Zealand cricket team, the bomb disposal squad was seen on the Rawalpindi ground. The series of three ODIs and five T20 matches was to be played between Pakistan and New Zealand at the Rawalpindi ground itself.
The first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand was to be held on Friday. But even before the start of the match, both the teams were instructed to stay in the hotel. Apart from this, no spectators were also seen on the field. Meanwhile, a video of the bomb disposal squad inspecting the ground has surfaced, which is going viral on social media.
After this, Cricket New Zealand issued a statement and announced the cancellation of the tour of Pakistan. In a statement issued by New Zealand, it was said, “We have received information that our players are not safe in Pakistan. We are canceling the tour of Pakistan on the advice of our security team. All our players will return from Pakistan by space plane.
Tour canceled due to security reasons
The Pakistan Cricket Board also confirmed that New Zealand has decided to cancel the tour due to security reasons. New Zealand’s PM also issued a statement saying that she is supporting the decision to cancel the tour as no risk can be taken with the safety of the players.
Cricket New Zealand said in its statement, “We know that the cancellation of the tour is a setback for Pakistan cricket. But for us nothing is a bigger priority than the safety of the players. We have to fulfill our responsibility. Both the countries have decided to cancel the series by agreement.
Let us tell you that the players and management of Pakistan cricket team are very angry on this move of New Zealand cricket team. After New Zealand, England can also cancel the tour of Pakistan.