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Pakistanis and cricket lovers all over the world were genuinely excited for the soon to be held Pak Vs NZ cricket matches. However, in recent news, we saw that New Zealand called off Pakistan tour. The country has said that this is because of the rising threat levels in Pakistan.

PCB releases an official statement

In the statement, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that New Zealand was apparently alerted of the threat in Pakistan and they single-mindedly decided to cancel the tour. PCB goes on further to say that foolproof plans were made for the security of the guest team.

Moreover, PM Imran had personally called the Prime Minister of New Zealand to tell her that we have the best intelligence system in Pakistan so they need not worry. What’s more is that earlier, the New Zealand officials had expressed satisfaction with the security plans as well.

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PCB also took this statement to Twitter.

Srilankan cricket analyst

Daniel Alexander, the Srilankan cricket analyst, took to Twitter to take a jab at New Zealand for their decision. He said: “Sri Lanka played all 3 formats in Pakistan. South Africa, West Indies, Bangladesh & Zimbabwe played in Pakistan. Many Int’l cricketers played for World XI & PSL in Pakistan, including New Zealand cricketers. All these were possible only because Pakistan [is] safe for cricket.”

Shoaib Akhtar in rage

Renowned Rawalpindi Express, the former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar made an angry tweet as well following the withdrawal of the New Zealand team. He said that by using the excuse of security, they have killed Pakistan cricket.

Well, what do you think? Does New Zealand calling off Pakistan tour correspond to problems for cricket in our country?

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