LONDON – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECP) will resolve about whether or not to go to Pakistan subsequent month for T20I sequence after New Zealand known as off their present tour to the nation on the 11th hour citing “security alert”.
An ECB spokesperson, in accordance with media experiences, stated: “We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation. The ECB Board will then decide in the next 24-48 hours whether our planned tour should proceed.”
The Black Caps have been as a result of begin the primary ODI in Rawalpindi on Friday afternoon however as an alternative deserted the tour, with gamers instructed to remain of their resort rooms and put together for the return.
A press release from New Zealand Cricket learn: “[Following] an escalation in the New Zealand government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the Black Caps will not continue with the tour.”
The Pakistan Cricket Board has termed it a “unilateral” resolution taken by their vacationers regardless of Prime Minister Imran Khan instantly contacting his New Zealand counterpart, Jacinda Ardern, to guarantee her that there’s not safety menace.
A press release from the PCB stated: “PCB and Govt of Pakistan made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. The security officials with the NZ team have been satisfied with security arrangements made by the government of Pakistan throughout their stay here.”
This was New Zealand’s first journey to Pakistan since 2003 and the choice has despatched shockwaves to Pakistani cricketers and followers.