Pak vs NZ series: New Zealand to fly out of Pakistan in a chartered flight
New Zealand on Friday pulled out of their tour of Pakistan just before the start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi due to a “security alert”.
Just before the first ODI, New Zealand cricket governing body has announced that their team will put out of the tournament against Pakistan. As a result of abandoning the tour, the New Zealand team will now fly out of Pakistan in a special charter flight. Many Pakistani fans and the cricketing world is shocked and upset because of the same. Pakistan Cricket Board CEO Wasim Khan confirmed that a chartered flight will be coming on Saturday to take the New Zealand team after the visitors called off their tour of Pakistan just minutes before the 1st ODI. “It is a very sad thing that has happened today,” Khan said.
PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja and Federal Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed both said that the New Zealand board had not shared the security threat report with them. Not surprisingly, Pakistan’s cricket community was fuming and some former stalwarts waded into New Zealand for causing untold harm to Pakistan cricket. The Pakistan governing body has made sure that the security level was met. Many special sevice groups have been deployed in Rawalpindi. Despite this, the New Zealand board did not agree to these conditions.
The visitors will leave in a chartered flight on Saturday after they have decided to withdraw from the series.