New Zealand cricket team’s decision leaves Pakistanis in shock and anger
Pakistani cricket fans were left fuming when the New Zealand cricket team announced the decision to call off their Pakistan tour unilaterally minutes before their first One Day International match in Rawalpindi amid some unfounded security threats.
The New Zealand cricket team had arrived in Pakistan a few days ago after 18 years to play a series of matches. The last-minute withdrawal has raised questions about New Zealand cricket team’s intentions.
Talking to the media, Pakistani Senator Faisal Javed said the security situation in Pakistan was excellent and that the visitors were provided extraordinary security.
“It is incomprehensible to cancel the tour at the last minute,” the ruling party lawmaker said. “There is an enemy who has conspired. India has always been involved in conspiracies against Pakistan,” he added.
He said that Pakistan would take up the matter at all forums because cancellation of this tour was not a minor issue.
On social media, Twitter users came out in large numbers to express their frustration and anger at New Zealand cricket team’s decision. Many called for a boycott of the Black Caps in future.
Just breaking....— Miraj Hashmii (@hashmii_5857) September 17, 2021
I wanna ask @BLACKCAPS team a quest...?
"Have any other country provided u such a high level of security.?? More than a Prime minister's level security have been provided u... What did u want more than it.......?"
So sad for our country and cricket fans.#lanat pic.twitter.com/xvSVll63Ps
NZ security cheif vistied Pakistan before the series .NZ came here on his recommendation Nz practiced here for a week. At last moment they cancelled due to some messages from NZ govt( probably from india ). This is unacceptable.Have some shame on New Zealand#Lanat #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/x9SZ3HI4jq— Arsal Abbas (@ArsalAbbas786) September 17, 2021
Where there is a lot of money, they don't even care about security threats. This is the reality of international cricket players. #Shame on New Zealand #Cricket team #blackcaps.#PAKvNZ #Rawalpindi #Lanat#RamizRaja #BCCI #NewZealand #shameonblackcaps #لبرلز_پڑھے_لکھے_جاہل pic.twitter.com/HPOgumkIDN— Rubina (@RubinaViews) September 17, 2021
#Lanat if they are safe under the watch of our special boys than they cant be safe anywhere on this Planet at least.... They should move to mars for playing cricket 😂😂 #NewZealandCricket #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/AMzOOqbkG4— Ehsan Malik (@EhsanMa98053274) September 17, 2021
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