PCB: New Zealand Cricket has not talked about any worries over upcoming tour

Suhaib Ahmed

19th Aug, 2021. 11:26 pm
PCB: New Zealand Cricket has not talked about any worries over upcoming tour

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) denied the news about New Zealand Cricket’s worried about the upcoming Pakistan tour and told that (NZC) has not spoken to them over such concerns.

The PCB spokesperson stated that the cricket board was preparing for the New Zealand tour and the series is at its full steam, as was the case in earlier held home series and the Pakistan Super League.

He told that the players and match officials will love the status of state guests in Pakistan during their tour.

New Zealand media had previously reported that the team’s tour to Pakistan was subject to a security reconsideration as the players had expressed worries.

The media reported that New Zealand Press Association Chief Heath Mills said that whatever happening in Afghanistan is miserable and people, as well as the New Zealand players, were questioning the security check procedures.

The report also proposed that the NZC independent security consultant Reg Dickason will tour Pakistan the following week to ensure the security situation here, and his report based on a detailed evaluation will make the final decision whether they will tour Pakistan or not.

The PCB is fixed to the stance that the tour has been scheduled and it has nothing to do with the regional situation.

As per PCB, Reg’s visit in August was scheduled long ago and it has nothing to do with the Afghanistan issue.

PCB spokesperson told that Reg is an adviser of the England Cricket Board (ECB) too, hence he will provide his advice to them, also regarding England’s men and women teams’ visit to Pakistan, scheduled for October.

For now, England reported that ECB would also examine the security situation in Pakistan for the autumn ODI tour for England’s men’s and women’s cricket teams.

On the other hand, an ECB spokesperson told that there are always going to be security checks and procedures

 

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