PCB Chairman & Former Cricketer Ramiz Raja said that he was sorry for the fans and players after New Zealand decision to cancel the series and recall the team as “disappointing” and said he would now speak to them at the ICC.
According to a PCB spokesperson, the New Zealand Cricket Board, citing security concerns, announced the postponement of the ODI and T20 series following a unilateral decision.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White justified the last-minute decision and said that the safety of the players is paramount.
“I understand this will be a blow for the PCB, who have been wonderful hosts, but player safety is paramount and we believe this is the only responsible option,” NZC chief executive David White said.
The Pakistan Cricket Board in its statement said that NZC’s decision to pull out of the series was unilateral.
“Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan Government made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We have assured New Zealand Cricket of the same,” the PCB said in its statement.