Mohammad Hafeez didn’t maintain again in his criticism of New Zealand’s cricketing authorities on Saturday because the Kiwis flew out of Pakistan citing “safety alert” a day earlier.
In a sarcastic tweet, the veteran Pakistani all-rounder thanked Pakistan’s safety forces for making certain the Kiwis reached the airport “protected and sound”.
“Because of the safety of the Pakistan forces [who made] preparations [for] @BLACKCAPS to achieve [the] airport protected and sound. Marvel similar route and similar safety, however no risk at this time???” he tweeted, sharing an image of the New Zealand cricket staff and workers on the Islamabad airport, heading in another country.
Moments earlier than the ODI sequence opener on the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board on Friday backed out of the much-awaited tour, citing a safety alert from their authorities. The Pakistani authorities assured the staff of full safety however they insisted on calling off the sequence.
The PCB had stated that New Zealand Cricket’s resolution to drag their gamers from the sequence was a “unilateral” resolution taken by the Kiwis with out consulting the PCB.
‘NZ will hear us at ICC’
New Zealand will hear Pakistan on the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), the nation’s cricket board chief Ramiz Raja stated Friday after the Kiwis cancelled their tour citing a “safety alert”.
“Earlier at this time, New Zealand Cricket knowledgeable us they’d been alerted to some safety alert and have unilaterally determined to postpone the sequence,” a press release from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had stated.
Terming the fast developments as a “loopy day”, the PCB chairman had stated he felt sorry for the followers and the gamers, because the tour would have been the primary after Raja took over the board’s reigns.
“Strolling out of the tour by taking a unilateral method on a safety risk may be very irritating. Particularly when it’s not shared!!” the PCB chairman stated, lashing out at New Zealand Cricket.