New Zealand are ready to play a series in Pakistan again after they left the country before the first ODI. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja informed the same during his briefing to the Senate Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC). Earlier, the Kiwis stayed in Pakistan for a few days but refused to play the first one-day international barely a few hours before the scheduled time.
They returned back due to security threats in the sub-continent country. Raja informed the Senate that NCZ are ready to play in Pakistan and the official confirmation would come soon.
“The NZ Cricket has expressed its willingness to resend their team to Pakistan, the official decision is expected to be communicated within the next few days. When can we accommodate them? Is a question to which we would be having an answer after getting the full picture from the NZ Board”, Raja said according to International The News.
“Senate committee head Raza Rabbani understood the gravity of the situation and said New Zealand needed to tour Pakistan after what had transpired. “We would look into it your suggestion definitely holds value,” the PCB chairman added.
The chairman of PCB wrote a letter to ICC Chairman Greg Barclay, also a former NZC cricket head.
“I never have used such words that I used in my letter to the ICC Chairman. I have done that because we believe we were robbed in front of the game’s governing body which was a mere spectator. I am worried about international cricket as it is fast getting the shape of blocks rather than one unit. It is a dangerous trend and ICC is sitting there as a mere spectator. Cricket should not be subservient to groups and countries having bigger economies or larger interests,” Raja said.