Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she fully supports the decision of New Zealand Cricket to abandon their visit to Pakistan, as it is crucial that the players are secure.
“I expressed my appreciation for caring for the New Zealand Cricket team while I was speaking with Pakistan’s Prime Minister,” Ardern said in a statement.
“I know how deappointing the game will be for everyone, but we are fully in favour of the decision. Safety of players must be of fundamental importance.”
The New Cealand Cricket Board reported that it had “alerted some security alert” to Pakistan’s Cricket Board and the Government and had postponed the scheduled series without consultation in Pakistan.
NZC CEO David White said that in the face of safety uncertainty it was difficult to continue the matches.
David White: “We can’t cooperate on our players’ safety.”
The PCB organises pronounced hosting and we understand that this is a shock, he remarked, because we postponed the game last minute.
While Prime Minister Amran Khan also spoke individually to the Premier of New Zealand, Jacinda Adern, who relieved her that Pakistan has “the world’s top intelligence systems and the visiting team does not have a safety danger of any type.”
The PCB stated after the event, “The Government of Pakistan has taken stupid security measures for all visiting teams.”
Security personnel of the New Zealand team, however, were pleased to receive the safety precautions of the government of Pakistan when they were here, PCB said.
In addition, PCB has indicated it wants to withstand the matches set.
The cricket lovers from Pakistan and all across the world are deceived by this final moment of retirement