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#Breaking: New Zealand team cancels Pakistan tour due to security concerns

The New Zealand team cancels the Pakistan tour!

The development comes minutes after the sources revealed that the cancellation of first ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand.

A press release by the PCB confirmed the statement. 

“Earlier today, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series,” reads the press release. 

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Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan Government made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We have assured the New Zealand Cricket of the same. The Pakistan prime minister spoke personally to the prime minister of New Zealand 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,” it added. 

“PCB is willing to continue the scheduled matches. However, cricket lovers in Pakistan and around the world will be disappointed by this last-minute withdrawal,” stated the PCB.

Earlier, it was being speculated that the match has been postponed due to a few players testing positive for coronavirus

The Interior Minister will hold a press conference at 5:00 pm to shed more light on the matter, said sources. 

Saman Siddiqui

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