Pakistan PM Imran Khan spoke with NZ PM Jacinda Ardern, denies any kind of security threat
Islamabad : In a major snub for Pakistan, New Zealand Cricket abandoned their Pakistan tour for ODI and T20s minutes before the start of the first game claiming a security threat to the players. Following this PM Imran Khan spoke with his New Zealand counterpart and assured them there was no security threat.
In the statement, PCB stated that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had personally spoken to his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern, explaining that the hosts had put foolproof security in place and there was no security threat.
"Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan Government made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We have assured New Zealand Cricket of the same.
"The Pakistan Prime Minister (Imran Khan) spoke personally to the Prime Minister of New Zealand (Jacinda Ardern) and informed her that we have one of the best intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team," the PCB said in its statement.
After 18 years, New Zealand was scheduled to play three ODIs and five T20 Internationals.
New Zealand team is now making arrangements to return to the nation.