The New Zealand cricket team left Islamabad on a charter flight and reached Dubai on Sunday.© Twitter
a day later New Zealand skips its Pakistan tourVeteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez took to social media to take a dig at the Blackcaps contingent, who left Islamabad on a charter flight on Saturday night. The series in Pakistan abruptly called off Friday just ahead of the first ODI in Rawalpindi following a “government security alert” by spectators. sudden move Anger erupted among many current and former players of Pakistan. Hafeez took to Twitter with a picture of the New Zealand team and wrote: “Thank you to the security of Pakistan forces for making arrangements for the Blackcaps to reach Airport Safe & Sound. Wonder same route and same security but today no one No danger???
— Mohd Hafeez (@mhafeez22) September 18, 2021
NS New Zealand cricket team reached Dubai in the early hours of Sunday After leaving Pakistan, but officials declined to give details of the security threat, forcing him to abruptly cancel his tour.
While some of the information was shared with the Pakistan Cricket Board, “specific details cannot, and will not be disclosed – privately or publicly”, said David White, chief executive of New Zealand Cricket.
Hafeez was part of the T20I squad, which would have faced the visiting team.
New Zealand arrived in Pakistan on 11 September for a white-ball series after 18 years, and were set to play three ODIs and five T20Is.
The Tom Latham-led team also conducted some training sessions amidst tight security in Pakistan. New Zealand Cricket said in a statement on Friday, “…Following an increase in the threat level of the New Zealand Government to Pakistan and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided that the Blackcaps will not continue with the tour.” “
Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Rameez Raja also expressed his disappointment on Twitter. He wrote, “It’s been a crazy day! So sorry for the fans and our players. It’s very disappointing to walk out of the tour taking a unilateral view on the security threat. Especially when it’s not shared!! What a world New Zealand is living in!!” in??NZ will hear us in ICC”.
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