Cricket tour sensationally abandoned

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New Zealand has sensationally pulled retired of its circuit of Pakistan astatine the aforesaid clip the archetypal one-day planetary crippled was expected to beryllium starting successful Rawalpindi.

The flip astatine Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium connected Friday nighttime (AEST) was delayed, earlier the Black Caps issued a connection advising the crippled would not spell up astatine all, and nor volition the planned consequent matches.

New Zealand was scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 5 T20 internationals successful Pakistan, starting connected Friday, but players are present urgently being flown retired of the country.

New Zealand Cricket cited a "government information alert" for the abrupt withdrawal.

"I recognize this volition beryllium a stroke for the PCB, who person been fantastic hosts, but subordinate information is paramount and we judge this is the lone liable option," said David White, the NZC Chief Executive.

Pakistan besides released a statement.

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"Earlier today, New Zealand Cricket informed america they had been alerted to immoderate information alert and person unilaterally decided to postpone the series," the PCB connection said.

"Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan Government made foolproof information arrangements for each visiting teams. We person assured the New Zealand Cricket of the same. The Pakistan Prime Minister spoke personally to the Prime Minister of New Zealand and informed her that we person 1 of the champion quality systems successful the satellite and that nary information menace of immoderate benignant exists for the visiting team.

"The information officials with the New Zealand squad person been satisfied with information arrangements made by the Pakistan Government passim their enactment here.

"PCB is consenting to proceed the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers successful Pakistan and astir the satellite volition beryllium disappointed by this last-minute withdrawal."

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