In a big blow to Pakistan, New Zealand call off ODI and T20 series over security concerns
17 Sep 2021
Pakistani policemen walk near the empty stands of the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on Friday. AFP
Gulf Today Report
In a devastating blow to Pakistan cricket, New Zealand on Friday pulled out of their cricket series over ‘security concerns.’
The New Zealand cricket board’s decision came just hours before the start of first ODI between New Zealand and Pakistan in Rawalpindi.
In a statement on Friday, New Zealand Cricket clearly said that following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from (New Zealand Cricket) security advisers on the ground, it has been decided the BLACKCAPS will not continue with the tour.
Authorities are now making arrangements for the team to leave Pakistan.