PAK vs NZ cancelled: Shoaib Akhtar fuming over New Zealand’s last-minute pull-out, says ‘It just killed Pakistan cricket’

PAK vs NZ cancelled: Shoaib Akhtar fuming over New Zealand's last-minute pull-out, says 'It just killed Pakistan cricket'
PAK vs NZ cancelled: Shoaib Akhtar fuming over New Zealand's last-minute pull-out, says 'It just killed Pakistan cricket'

PAK vs NZ cancelled: Shoaib Akhtar fuming over New Zealand’s last-minute pull-out, says ‘It just killed Pakistan cricket’: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar on Friday came down heavily on New Zealand for abandoning their tour of Pakistan and said the team just killed Pakistan cricket.

Taking to Twitter, Akhtar wrote: “NZ just killed Pakistan cricket.” He went on to add: “Following points for New Zealand to remember: 9 Pakistanis were killed in the Christchurch attack. Pakistan stood strong with New Zealand. Pakistan toured New Zealand in the worst of Covid circumstances regardless of the crude treatment by NZ authorities on that tour.

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PAK vs NZ cancelled: Shoaib Akhtar fuming over New Zealand’s last-minute pull-out, says ‘It just killed Pakistan cricket’

“This was just an unverified threat, it could have been discussed. Prime Minister Imran Khan personally spoke to his NZ counterpart and assured but it was still refused. Pakistan has safely hosted South Africa, Bangladesh, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe & PSL.”

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan spoke to New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern on Friday before Blackcaps announced that they are abandoning their tour of Pakistan. Imran Khan assured Ardern that Pakistan has one of the best intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team but New Zealand Cricket (NZC) still decided to return home after the NZ government security alert.

New Zealand was slated to play their first match on Pakistan soil since 2003. The side was to play Pakistan on Friday in the first of three ODIs in Rawalpindi, before moving to Lahore for a five-match T20 series.

PAK vs NZ cancelled: Shoaib Akhtar fuming over New Zealand’s last-minute pull-out, says ‘It just killed Pakistan cricket’

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