New Zealand had pulled out of the limited-overs tour on the day of the opening fixture in Rawalpindi on Friday citing a New Zealand government security alert
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) is hopeful about rescheduling Pakistan tour after the Kiwis abandoned their first visit of Pakistan in 18 years, recently, due to a security threat.
Although, according to a report in Stuff, NZC Chief Executive David White admitted that the Future Tours Programme is “pretty tight”.
“I think what’s important to point out is that for every tour we go on, whether it’s Pakistan or England or anywhere, that we go through a very thorough process covering security, etcetera. This was no exception. In fact, it was probably more in this case,” said White.
“I can’t answer that question [touring Pakistan] at the moment, it’s too early. But we’ll assess every tour on its merits,” he added.
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White was also keen on continuing New Zealand Cricket’s close relationship with Pakistan cricket.
“We’ve got a very close working relationship with Pakistan Cricket. We’d like to think that over the next few days, weeks and months that we’ll work through this to ensure that we play the content that we’ve missed out on and we continue our close working relationship,” he concluded.
New Zealand had pulled out of the limited-overs tour on the day of the opening fixture in Rawalpindi on Friday citing a New Zealand government security alert.
New Zealand had been visiting Pakistan for the first time in 18 years and also had been due to play three ODIs and five Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi and Lahore.