LAHORE – The New Zealand cricket workforce has referred to as off its tour of Pakistan after informing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of receiving a “security alert”.
“Earlier today, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series,” PCB mentioned in a press launch.
The announcement to cancel the sequence shocked Pakistan gamers and followers as effectively worldwide gamers, who had been performed within the nation.
West Indies participant Darren Sammy on Twitter mentioned, “Disappointed waking up to the news of the cancellation of the Pakistan Vs New Zealand series because of security issues”.
“Over the last 6 years playing and visiting Pakistan has been one of the most enjoyable experiences. I’ve always felt safe. this is a massive blow to Pakistan,” he mentioned.
Disillusioned waking as much as the information of the cancellation of the Pakistan Vs New Zealand sequence due to safety points.During the last 6 years enjoying and visiting Pakistan has been probably the most fulfilling experiences. I’ve at all times felt secure. this can be a large blow to Pakistan ☹️
— Daren Sammy (@darensammy88) September 17, 2021
Sri Lankan participant Angelo Perera additionally recalled his expertise when he visited Pakistan two years in the past.
“Toured @TheRealPCB 2 years back and really enjoyed every minute of our stay!! Felt extremely welcomed and also safe tbh! Never had any doubt Genuinely wanna see cricket return to this great nation,” Perera mentioned.
Toured @TheRealPCB 2 years again and actually loved each minute of our keep!! Felt extraordinarily welcomed and likewise secure tbh! By no means had any doubt❤️ Genuinely wanna see cricket return to this nice nation! @danushka_70 @dasunshanaka1 pic.twitter.com/ovjroZbXx9
— Angelo Perera (@angiperera) September 17, 2021
Pakistan’s pacer Shoaib Akhtar termed the NZC choice “unnecessary”.
“We will rise from this. And soon. Ghabrana nahi hai. Not the first time we’ve been pushed against the wall. Unnecessary and uncalled for decision by @BLACKCAPS,” he wrote on Twitter.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 17, 2021
Former captain Shahid Afrid, taking to Twitter, mentioned: “On a HOAX threat you have called-off the tour despite all assurances!! @BLACKCAPS do you understand the IMPACT of your decision?”
On a HOAX menace you may have called-off the tour regardless of all assurances!! @BLACKCAPS do you perceive the IMPACT of your choice?
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 17, 2021
Pakistan 🇵🇰 is Protected & Proud nation. Suspending sequence is totally Unhappy information for complete Nation.
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 17, 2021
Pakistan has made monumental efforts to get worldwide cricket again on observe. We’ve misplaced lots with no worldwide cricket for six years up to now and right now would possibly set us again once more. The pulling out and the abrupt timing of the choice is extraordinarily disappointing. #PAKvNZ
— Shan Masood (@shani_official) September 17, 2021