An prolonged 33-member New Zealand cricket squad left for Dubai on a chartered flight.© Instagram
An prolonged 33-member New Zealand cricket squad left for Dubai on a chartered flight from Islamabad on Saturday night, a day after abandoning its total tour of the nation over safety fears. The New Zealand gamers and officers needed to bear speedy COVID-19 checks on the airport and after all of the stories got here adverse, they have been allowed to board the flight amid tight safety protocols. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) known as off the sequence in Pakistan abruptly on Friday simply earlier than the primary One-Day International on the Rawalpindi stadium, citing that they had acquired a severe menace.
Neither the New Zealand board nor their authorities has shared the character of the menace with the Pakistan authorities, safety officers or the Pakistan Cricket Board.
A clearly upset inside minister, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, mentioned on Saturday that there was no menace to the New Zealand staff and so they simply made up an excuse to go away for dwelling as they did not wish to play the sequence.
New Zealand had arrived in Pakistan on September 11 for a white-ball sequence after 18 years and have been scheduled to play three ODIs and 5 T20 Internationals.
They additionally held just a few follow periods on the Pindi stadium beneath tight safety however on the day of the match, all hell broke free when the 2 groups did not go away the lodge earlier than it emerged that the guests had obtained a menace resulting in their authorities advising them to desert the tour.
The transfer by New Zealand may even have antagonistic results on the possibilities of England and Australian groups touring Pakistan later this 12 months.
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