1st ODI: New Zealand team refuses to travel to stadium in Pakistan on security issues, says sources | Cricket News – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: New Zealand‘s cricket team refused to travel on Friday to the stadium in Rawalpindi the place they have been due to to play the primary one-day worldwide in opposition to Pakistan, citing security concerns, two Pakistani officers stated.
“Our security officials and Pakistan cricket board has been trying to convince the team for hours, but that didn’t work,” stated a prime security official with direct data of the security particulars on the visiting team.
Another Pakistani authorities official additionally informed Reuters the team wasn’t prepared to enter the stadium on security grounds.
New Zealand are visiting Pakistan for the primary time in 18 years to play three one-day internationals and 5 Twenty20 matches in Rawalpindi and Lahore.

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