Shahid Afridi Lashes Out at New Zealand for Abandoning Pakistan Tour, Asks NZC ‘Do You Understand the Impact of Your Decision’

Rawalpindi, September 17: Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday questioned New Zealand’s determination to desert the tour of Pakistan as a result of New Zealand authorities’s safety alert. He went on to ask if NZC realised the affect of such a call.

“On a HOAX threat you have called-off the tour despite all assurances!! @BLACKCAPSdo you understand the IMPACT of your decision?” Afridi tweeted.

Former West Indies skipper Daren Sammy wrote: “Disappointed waking up to the news of the cancellation of the Pakistan Vs New Zealand series because of security issues. Over the last 6 years playing and visiting Pakistan has been one of the most enjoyable experiences. I’ve always felt safe. this is a massive blow to Pakistan.”

“It is making me more sad thinking about how upset our fans must be after receiving this news. To the world, I want to repeat our country is safe for cricket. To our fans, We the Pakistan team promise we will turn these sad feelings into happy ones,” Pakistan quick bowler Hassan Ali tweeted. New Zealand’s Tour of Pakistan Deserted Amid Safety Alert.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern on Friday earlier than Blackcaps introduced that they’re abandoning their tour of Pakistan.

Imran Khan assured Ardern that Pakistan has probably the greatest intelligence programs on the planet and that no safety menace of any sort exists for the visiting crew however New Zealand Cricket (NZC) nonetheless determined to return residence after the NZ authorities safety alert.

New Zealand was slated to play their first match on Pakistan soil since 2003. The facet was to play Pakistan on Friday within the first of three ODIs in Rawalpindi, earlier than shifting to Lahore for a five-match T20 series. New Zealand Simply Killed Pakistan Cricket: Shoaib Akhtar Slams NZC.

NZC had stated preparations at the moment are being made for the crew’s departure. New Zealand Cricket Gamers Affiliation chief govt Heath Mills echoed NZC chief govt David White’s sentiments. “We’ve been across this process throughout and are fully supportive of the decision. The players are in good hands; they’re safe — and everyone’s acting in their best interests,” he stated. NZC stated it is not going to touch upon the main points of the safety menace nor the up to date preparations for the departing squad.

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