The limited affair between Pakistan and New Zealand has been called off due to security reasons, now England Cricket Board reconsidering on their tour to Pakistan on October 2021, which is scheduled just before the start of the T20 WC.
We are aware of New Zealand’s decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert. We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation.
The ECB board will decide the tour’s fate in the next 24-48 hours.
No international team visited Pakistan for a decade due to an attack on Sri Lankan players while they are touring Pakistan. Their team bus was attacked by terrorists in Lahore, 2009. Later no international team visited Pakistan for playing cricket.
Even their own franchise cricket tournament initially played in UAE, the Pakistan team was forced to adopt UAE as their backyard. Recently international matches were scheduled in Pakistan, and it was improving. This latest event could trigger other teams to rethink before they are touring Pakistan.