England Cricket Board (ECB) has ended its tour of Pakistan after New Zealand; Wales Cricket Board also pulled out of the tour of the women’s team to Pakistan.
It should be noted that the series of two T20 matches between Pakistan and England was to be held next month. However, after the sudden cancellation of the tour of Pakistan by New Zealand, the tour of England was also questioned.
On the other hand, the Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Rameez Raja, while expressing regret over the attitude of the England Cricket Board, said:
“We know the motives behind the cancellation of the tour of Western teams in Pakistan. It will not diminish our honor, our God is with us and God willing we will be among the victors.”
He also took to Twitter to express his disappointment.
Disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most. Survive we will inshallah. A wake up call for Pak team to become the best team in the world for teams to line up to play them without making excuses.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 20, 2021
It may be recalled that the New Zealand team had recently ended its tour of Pakistan by justifying security before the first match, after which the series between the two countries was also postponed. It was claimed that the Kiwis canceled the visit to Pakistan on the information of an alliance of intelligence agencies.
According to the Herald news agency, New Zealand had received information from a coalition of intelligence agencies from five countries that their team could be targeted in Pakistan. The ‘Five Eyes’ alliance, comprising intelligence agencies from New Zealand, Canada, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, confirmed the threat before the match, which was followed by contacts between top Pakistani and New Zealand officials.
The five-nation alliance is largely due to the United States. The United States achieves its political and military goals through this alliance.
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