The New Zealand Cricket Team came to Dubai early Sunday, however officers did not disclose any details about the security danger, which led them to stop their trip prematurely.
Although the Pakistan Cricket Board gave some information, “particular facts could not, and will not, be made public – either privately or officially,” says David White, Chief Executive Officer for New Zealand Cricket.
There are currently threats to future scheduled tours of England, Australia and West Indies.
After leaving Islamabad last night on a charter jet, the BLACKCAPS had landed in Dubai,” said New Zealand Cricket in a release.
“The 34-player contingent and support staff settle into their Dubai hotel and are being isolated for 24 hours.”
White claimed that he was appreciated for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by the “very tough moment” but New Zealand underlined that there was no alternative but to stop his tour.
“A specific and credible danger against the team was advised of us,” says White.
“After we had multiple talks with representatives of the government of New Zealand, we understood that there were a telephone calls between the respective Prime Ministers after alerting PCB of our stance. “There is no way that we could stay in the nation, unfortunately, given the information we received.”
Buying on a full safety evaluation and the risk mitigation measures pledged, White said NZ stayed happy with its initial choice to visit Pakistan.
“On Friday it all changed,” he remarked.
“The advice has changed, the level of threat has changed, so we have taken the only reasonable course of action
In the bullet-proof bus from their hotel in Islamabade, the New Zealand players and staff were brought to the airport on their charter trip to Dubai.
Players not participating in the United Arab Emirates Twenty20 World Cup will return to New Zealand when flights and quarantine facilities can be secured.