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New Zealand fiasco: Where the intelligence came from

Kiwis departed from Pakistan without playing a single game

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 18, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Sep 18, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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New Zealand Cricket abandoned Pakistan tour on orders of the Five Eyes, NZ Herald reported Saturday.

The Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, and United Kingdom.

The Black Caps made the call just hours before the first ODI in Rawalpindi on Friday citing security concerns.

According to the report the security threat was deemed credible before the match. It led to phone calls between officials of both the cricket boards and Pakistan and New Zealand Prime Ministers Imran Khan and Jacinda Ardern.

“Within 12 hours of those conversations, the tour was cancelled,” the report said.

The development unfolded a day after Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed in a press conference claimed the New Zealand authorities “do not have substantive proof” of a threat in Pakistan.

This was the Kiwis’ first tour of Pakistan in 18 years where they were scheduled to play three ODI and five T20Is in Rawalpindi and Lahore respectively.  

PCB in a statement on Friday said that New Zealand Cricket informed that they had been alerted to some security alert and unilaterally decided to postpone the series.

“Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan Government made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We have assured the New Zealand Cricket of the same,” the statement read.

Following the cancellation, the England tour of Pakistan is also now in doubt with the decision from England Cricket Board (ECB) is expected in a few hours.  

“We’re aware of New Zealand’s decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert,” the spokesperson said as quoted by Sky Sports.

England’s men and women teams are due to play two T20Is in Rawalpindi on October 13 and 14.

The women’s team is also due to play three ODIs in Pakistan on October 17, 19, and 21.

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6 Comments

  1. Syed Razi Uddin  September 20, 2021 12:15 am/ Reply

    What an intelligence alliance having US Intel in it.

    Recent intel on Talibs possible takeover in not less than 60 days emerged as merely 7 days.

    Once they “shared intel” with the world that Iraq is having weapon of mass destruction. UK affirmed it as well, which was later emerged as nothing and no one owned the killing of millions of Iraqis. UK PM later showed regret and remorse on wrong intel.

    Recently everyone knows from day 1 that 10 people (as IS suiciders, incl mostly children) near Kabul Airport thru a Drone Attack were all innocent civilians yet they did blatant killing on wrong intel.

    5-Eyes are just poor in Intel to be trusted.

    Pakistanis knew that Indian side is operating IS training camps in more than 10 Indian cities (where the arrested people are brainwashed and then forced to involved in suicidal missions throughout the world).

    Ajmal Kassab of 26/11 Bombay, Recent Kabul Airport Attacker and Pulwama attacker (in 2018-19) – all were people arrested by LEA and then went missing and later surfaced in a/m attacks and 5-eyes are todate sleeping, probably waiting for a disaster to happen in their own country with the hands of Indian trainers.

  2. Realist  September 20, 2021 2:26 pm/ Reply

    Hahahahhahaaha Syed Razi Uddin, u r perfect example of how youth of Pakistan is nothing but brain washed breed

    Look at your narrative, bc even your own conscious will not believe it

    • Brendon  September 22, 2021 12:46 pm/ Reply

      Politics and sport never goes together. NZ and ENG have played politics and are the losers. Lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  3. TzarBomba  September 20, 2021 3:02 pm/ Reply

    that is high quality pot … one that syed razi udin is puffing …
    nice story !!

  4. Deepak  September 21, 2021 7:08 am/ Reply

    Demo of Pakistanis intellects, Syed get a life please.

  5. Anonymous  September 21, 2021 8:41 am/ Reply

    all this drama was prearanged and how it would unfold behind closed doors by the british and new zealand govement and cricket board india played a part in this plot//

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