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Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi has lashed out at New Zealand Cricket for canceling the Pakistan cricket tour despite security assurances from Pakistan’s side.
The former skipper also hinted that the impact of New Zealand’s pullout is a huge blow for Pakistan cricket. Afridi in a tweet claimed that the security alert was a “hoax threat.”
“On a HOAX threat you have called off the tour despite all assurances,” Afridi tweeted on Friday.
Following the Blackcaps’ withdrawal from the tour, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan also spoke to New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern and tried to assure her about their security.
However, Ardern was not convinced and decided to stick with her decision to pull out her team from Pakistan.
New Zealand were in Pakistan for the first time since 2003 and were due to play three ODIs, followed by five Twenty20 matches.