Lahore: A much awaited series between Pakistan and New Zealand ended without start making spectators of the cricket disappointed.
Earlier today, the New Zealand cricket board informed us that they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series.— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 17, 2021
PCB and Govt of Pakistan made fool proof security arrangements for all visiting teams. 1/4
According to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), New Zealand one sidedly cancelled the series abruptly citing threat alert recieved from the New Zealand.
We have assured the NZ cricket board of the same. The Prime Minister spoke personally to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and informed her that we have one of the best Intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team.— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 17, 2021
After the decision of New Zealnad, Prime Minister Imran Khan contacted his New Zealand counterpart and informed that country’s intelligence agency is the best adding that the PCB and the government took a foolproof security arrangements for the guest team.
The security officials with the NZ team have been satisfied with security arrangements made by the Govt of Pakistan throughout their stay here. 3/4— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 17, 2021
Federal Minister for Interior Shaikh Rasheed will hold presser in this regard at 4 pm.
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