Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-Ul-Haq has said that it is unable for him to digest the fact that New Zealand has unilaterally pulled out of the Pakistan tour at the last moment citing security concerns on Friday.
This sparked outrage among the Pakistan ex-cricketers, fans, media outlets in Social Media with almost all of them saying that NZC has let Pakistan cricket down with the withdrawal. PCB also maintained its stance that there were no security threats for the visiting team.
Inzamam, a Pakistani cricket legend on a Youtube channel criticized the Kiwis for doing what they did to the country. Adding that PCB treated the guests giving them the highest security, he opined NZC should have spoken to the board if they had any concerns.
“No country can do to another what New Zealand have done to Pakistan. They were our guests and if they had some issues they should have spoken to the PCB. Pakistan had been providing New Zealand with the best security. Since the attack on Sri Lankan cricketers in 2009, we have given security to teams equivalent to that given to a visiting President,” Inzamam stated.
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Inzamam also asked the ICC to step into this matter and questioned NZC why they didn’t share any security-related threats they received to the PCB or to the apex board. He further cited the support the PCB has given to other countries like Sri Lanka during their tough times.