NZC Chief Executive Said We Were Satisfied With the Pakistan Security
After the cancellation of New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan, everyone around the world has been critical of the Kiwis. But more than 48 hours after the incident, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White commented that they were initially satisfied with Pakistan’s security arrangements. That’s why the Kiwis gave the team the green signal to tour.
Just before the first ODI of the three-match ODI series, New Zealand came to the center of the discussion by canceling the series. The NZC said in a statement that the series had been postponed because of threats.
New Zealand cricketers and support staff arrived in Dubai on a special flight two days after the tour was canceled. Of New Zealand’s 34-member fleet, 21 have arrived in Dubai.
In Dubai, they will be in isolation for 24 hours. After that, they will fly to New Zealand. However, nothing has been confirmed yet.
“Everything changed on Friday (September 18),” White said in a statement issued by the NZC. We have taken this step to change our advice due to threats.
New Zealand’s chief executive has called the last-minute cancellation of the series “unfortunate”. He said he had no choice but to cancel the series due to the threat of a possible attack.
“All I can say is that a certain group threatened us,” White said. We will not disclose any more information in this regard.