The series was canceled half an hour before the start of the ODI series on behalf of the New Zealand cricket team, which went on a tour of Pakistan. Cricket New Zealand took this step due to security reasons and the players are preparing to return. Due to the cancellation of this series, the PCB has to bear the loss. Also, the tour of England and Australia to Pakistan is now in doubt, as no board would like to play with the safety of its players.
England-Australia tour of Pakistan in doubt
Returning home by the New Zealand cricket team to Pakistan without playing a series. It is indeed a matter of embarrassment for the Pakistan Cricket Board. limited overs captainhas also expressed disappointment over this. But now this step taken by Cricket New Zealand can also affect the upcoming Pakistan tour.
Actually, the England cricket team has to tour Pakistan in October to play a 2-match T20 series. But since the postponement of the New Zealand series, questions have also been raised on the tour of the English team. Apart from this, Australia has to tour Pakistan in February-March next year. The team has to play 2 Tests, 3 ODIs and 3 T20 matches. The Australian team has not toured Pakistan since 1998.
Cricket has been restored in Pakistan after years
There was a terrorist attack on the players of the Sri Lankan cricket team which came to Pakistan in 2009. After which international cricket was not played in Pakistan for years, because no team agreed to tour there.
In 2015, Zimbabwe’s team visited Pakistan. However, New Zealand, England and Australia have not visited Pakistan for years. Pakistan has organized many series in UAE. After a long time in 2019, Test cricket returned to Pakistan’s soil.
IPL teams may be worried
England and Wales Cricket BoardThe players, who took part in the UAE leg of the tournament, were asked to reach the country by October 9. Because he had to play a 2-match T20 series from Pakistan. But after the cancellation of the tour of New Zealand, the England series has also come under doubt as the board will not want to compromise with the safety of its players.
Somewhere this may prove to be a relief for IPL franchises. If England does not tour Pakistan, then all the English players participating in the IPL will be able to take part in the playoffs.