“No Threat Today?” Asks Mohammad Hafeez In Dig At New Zealand Cricket Team

New Zealand cricket group left Islamabad on a constitution flight and arrived in Dubai on Sunday.© Twitter

A day after New Zealand abandoned their tour of Pakistan, veteran cricketer Mohammad Hafeez took to social media to take a dig on the Blackcaps contingent who left Islamabad on a constitution flight on Saturday night time. The guests referred to as off the collection in Pakistan abruptly on Friday, simply earlier than the primary ODI in Rawalpindi over after a “government security alert”. The sudden transfer sparked anger among many current and former Pakistan players. Hafeez took to Twitter with a photograph of the departing New Zealand group and wrote: “Thanks to the security of pakistan forces to make arrangements to @BLACKCAPS to reach at airport Safe & Sound. Wonder same route & same security but no threat today???”

The New Zealand cricket team arrived in Dubai early Sunday after leaving Pakistan however officers refused to provide particulars of the safety risk that compelled them to abruptly cancel their tour.

While some data had been shared with the Pakistan Cricket Board, “specific details could not, and will not, be disclosed – privately or publicly”, New Zealand Cricket chief govt David White mentioned.

Hafeez was a part of the T20I group, which might have confronted the visiting group.

New Zealand had arrived in Pakistan on September 11 for a white-ball collection after 18 years, and have been set to play three ODIs and 5 T20Is.


The Tom Latham-led aspect additionally had just a few coaching periods in Pakistan beneath tight safety. “…following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the BLACKCAPS will not continue with the tour,” New Zealand Cricket mentioned in a press release on Friday.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ramiz Raja had additionally expressed his disappointment on Twitter. He wrote, “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”.

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