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New Zealand will hear Pakistan at ICC, says Ramiz

The PCB chief is frustrated

SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago
Posted: Sep 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 1 month ago

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Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz will take up New Zealand’s last-minute withdrawal from Pakistan’s tour in the International Cricket Council.

The newly-elected PCB chief said he was left frustrated by the visitors’ unilateral decision.

“Crazy day it has been! Feel so sorry for the fans and our players,” Ramiz said in a tweet.

“Walking out of the tour by taking a unilateral approach on a security threat is very frustrating. Especially when it’s not shared!!”

“Which world is NZ living in??NZ will hear us at ICC,” he wondered.

New Zealand unilaterally abandoned their tour of Pakistan on the eve of the first of the three One-day Internationals they were scheduled to play against the home team. The ODIs were to be followed by five Twenty-20 Internationals.

A statement by New Zealand Cricket said the “Black Caps are abandoning their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government security alert.”

“Following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the BLACKCAPS will not continue with the tour,” the statement read.

The PCB said it and the government made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. “We have assured the New Zealand Cricket of the same,” its statement read.

“The Pakistan 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.”

“The security officials with the New Zealand team have been satisfied with security arrangements made by the Pakistan Government throughout their stay here.

“PCB is willing to continue the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers in Pakistan and around the world will be disappointed by this last minute withdrawal.”

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  1. asif  September 18, 2021 2:23 pm/ Reply

    Honestly which world are we living in….

    RR sb come out of your dream, nobody is going to give a damn if they cited security risk as reason for their withdrawal.

    We put our players at risk when few of the West Indian players got Covid positive. These goras don’t play like this….for them their players are the priorities even if the risk was very small…..they wont risk their safety only because we love cricket and it will effect our relationship with them…..

    They have plenty of other avenues. Are we willing to boycott them…….obviously not

  2. Asif  September 18, 2021 7:32 pm/ Reply

    He should have resigned by now.

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