- New Zealand will not travel to Pakistan to play T20 matches as part of their series
- Complete New Zealand vs Pakistan series will be played in the United Arab Emirates
- New Zealand team suffered a bombing incident in Karachi in their previous tour of Pakistan
In Latest Cricket news today, New Zealand cricket have confirmed that they will not travel to Pakistan for 2 T20 matches despite Pakistan Cricket Board’s official request. NCB Chairman Greg Barclay has confirmed that New Zealand will only play against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates like it was initially planned. According to the PCB sources, New Zealand will take on Pakistan from late October until early December which will only be played in United Arab Emirates after New Zealand cricket expressed their concerns over touring Pakistan given the political unrest in the country.
New Zealand have concerns over touring Pakistan
In Latest Cricket news today, New Zealand Cricket Chairman Greg Barclay has confirmed his decision about turning down PCB’s request of sending New Zealand to play T20I matches in Pakistan. Barclay informed the media earlier today about the details of the decision and why New Zealand Cricket Board is reluctant in sending their players to Pakistan.
Barclay said: “We were open minded and we went through all the information. It was an extensive due diligence exercise: Government advisory, Mfat, ICC, independent security consultants, and those were peer reviewed back here as well.
“We just came to the decision that given the current circumstances it just wasn’t right for us to accept the invitation to play in Pakistan.”