“NZ Just Killed Pakistan Cricket” – Cricketers React After New Zealand Call Off Pakistan Tour

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New Zealand’s limited-overs series against Pakistan has been called off due to security concerns. The tour was scheduled to start with the first one-day international today at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

However, there were speculations about a few New Zealand players testing positive for COVID-19 earlier and they were asked to confine themselves to their room, even 5 minutes before the toss. But the official statement issued by the New Zealand Cricket Board stated that the tour has been called off after an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, arrangements have been made by the New Zealand cricket board for their players to return home as well. However, there has been no update about when this cancelled tour will take place.

NZC chief executive David White has said: “I understand this will be a blow for the PCB, who have been wonderful hosts, but player safety is paramount and we believe this is the only responsible option.”

New Zealand Cricket Players Association chief executive Heath Mills backed Mr White’s sentiments. “We’ve been across this process throughout and are fully supportive of the decision,” he said. “The players are in good hands; they’re safe – and everyone’s acting in their best interests.”

“Earlier today, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series,” PCB said in their statement.

“PCB is willing to continue the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers in Pakistan and around the world will be disappointed by this last-minute withdrawal,” the statement further added.

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