The all format captain of New Zealand, Kane Williamson, was disappointed by the decision of Cricket New Zealand (NZC) to abandon their trip of Pakistan sharply. The incident was deemed ‘genuine shame’ by Williamson.
Williamson said Pakistan is one of the cricketing countries with the world’s most passionate people and expressed his deception at what was going on. He said he felt the feelings of the Pakistani supporters who looked forward to the historic New Zealand tour.
The 31 year old says the details behind the tour cancellation are not yet known, because he unexpectedly decides to stop the tour. In the next two days, he stated he’ll be advised of the cause.
Williamson hoped that cricket would be resumed soon in Pakistan and that any cricketing nation would be touring the country to play bilateral shows. He added he is looking forward to playing cricket in all nations as a professional cricketer, with Pakistan among the world’s most exciting cricketing countries.
“I certainly hope there will be no lasting impact because cricket is a particular place and a lot of progress has been made in seeing cricket return to Pakistan to play there safe. We saw that on a few occasions, so maybe more cricket will come here,” said Williamson.
Currently the Kiwi skipper is in the UAE for Indian Premier League participation (IPL). Williamson will head the highly expected T20 World Cup match against Pakistan, set for 26 October, against New Zealand.