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England’s tour to Pakistan in doubt as New Zealand cancel series due to security reasons


Hours after New Zealand determined not to take part in the limited-over series against Pakistan, the latter confronted one other setback as England at the moment are mulling whether or not to ship their cricketers to the nation for his or her upcoming tour. 

An England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) spokesperson confirmed that the cricket physique will announce their resolution in the subsequent 24-48 hours.  

“We’re aware of New Zealand’s decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour due to a security alert. We are liaising with our security team who are on the ground in Pakistan to fully understand the situation.”

“The ECB Board will then decide in the next 24-48 hours whether our planned tour should proceed,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying in a number of information stories.  

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England are scheduled to play two T20Is between October 13 and 14 earlier than heading for the World Cup, which will likely be performed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. 

The resolution by New Zealand comes after the authorities alerted the unit of a security menace. However, Pakistan have slammed the choice to abandon the series and the board president even threatened to drag the matter to ICC.   

New Zealand cancelled the tour simply earlier than the beginning of the primary ODI in Rawalpindi. This was New Zealand’s first tour of Pakistan in 18 years and the series comprised three ODIs and 5 T20 Internationals.



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