NZ can take into consideration compensating PCB for monetary loss, says David White

David White gestures as he speaks to the press. Photograph; File

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief David White Monday stated the board can take into consideration compensating the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the monetary losses it suffered after the Black Caps determined to unilaterally abandon the Pakistan tour final week. 

In a press release, White stated that the board will take into consideration enjoying the cancelled matches in opposition to Pakistan sooner or later.

“In the meanwhile, to discuss the New Zealand touring Pakistan once more shall be untimely,” he stated. “Whether or not it’s Pakistan or England [where the team visits], reviewing the safety preparations is an important step”.

White stated that regardless of the tour getting cancelled, the NZC can nonetheless take pleasure in cordial relations with the PCB. He stated that Pakistan was a nation that harboured a ardour for cricket, including that he knew Pakistanis have been disillusioned with the sequence getting cancelled. 

“New Zealand Cricket can perceive how damage Pakistani followers are,” he stated. 

PCB fumes as New Zealand abandons sequence

Final Friday, the New Zealand cricket crew cancelled its tour of Pakistan after informing the PCB of a “safety alert” minutes earlier than the toss for the primary ODI at Rawalpindi was held. 

The New Zealand cricket crew was pulled out of Pakistan on the final minute after the 5 Eyes — an intelligence alliance of New Zealand, Australia, Canada, United States, and United Kingdom — suggested Wellington to take action, NZ Herald reported the subsequent day.

The publication stated the safety risk was deemed credible earlier than the match. It led to cellphone calls between NZ Cricket and Pakistan Cricket Board, and Pakistan and New Zealand Prime Ministers Imran Khan and Jacinda Ardern.

“Inside 12 hours of these conversations, the tour was cancelled,” the report had stated.

NZ will hear us at ICC, says PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja

As anticipated, the information of New Zealand abandoning the Pakistan tour on the final minute didn’t go down with PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja.

Describing it as a “loopy” day, Raja stated he felt sorry for Pakistani followers and gamers.

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