New Zealand head coach Mr. Gary Stead said that the Pakistan vs New Zealand match of the mega event t20 world cup will be the biggest clash of the event. He admitted that now all eyes are on Pakistan vs New Zealand match that would be held in the next month on 26 of October in UAE in the Mega t20 world cup event. He said in a statement that
Our T20 World Cup campaign kicks off with the Pakistan match. Obviously, all eyes are on the Pakistan-New Zealand match.
He further said for us the match with Pakistan will not be different than the other matches of the mega event t20 world cup. The last-minute withdrawal from Pakistan was a disappointment for us. He said
We are aware of the Pakistani cricket community and fans’ sentiments. The decision was not in our hands.
He was not in Pakistan with kiwis for the series so he didn’t know much why the decision was taken to withdraw the series. He also said I don’t want to talk about that matter the decision was taken on the advice of the government. He added
Sometimes, you aren’t always kept in the loop on every decision hence I wouldn’t like to talk more about it.
He said we are ready for the event and our players are training hard for the mega event. Fiver players are training in the UAE for the event. Nine players of the squad are playing in the IPL which also taking place on the UAE grounds so we are ready.
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New Zealand canceled its tour of Pakistan on September 17, 2021
The New Zealand team has canceled its tour of Pakistan a statement released by the PCB officials. They are pulling back due to some security threats without discussion. The release said that
Earlier today, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series. Pakistan Cricket Board and Pakistan Government made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams. We have assured the New Zealand Cricket of the same. The Pakistan prime minister spoke personally to the prime minister of New Zealand and informed her that we have one of the best intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team.
New Zealand will hear us at the t20 World Cup 2021
Ramiz Raja said that it was a crazy day and he feels sorry for Pakistani fans who were expecting to watch the Pak vs NZ match today 17 September. He said in his tweet that
Crazy day it has been! Feel so sorry for the fans and our players. Walking out of the tour by taking a unilateral approach on a security threat is very frustrating. Especially when it’s not shared!! Which world is NZ living in??NZ will hear us at ICC.
Now the t20 World Cup match that will be played on 26 October is becoming the biggest clash as Pakistani players and fans are waiting to defeat New Zealand in that mega event to get their revenge as they moved back without playing.