KARACHI: The Chief Executive of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) David White reviewed New Zealand’s historic tour to Pakistan and expressed his satisfaction towards the security in the country.
In a video statement, released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), White coined the Pakistan tour a good one and also shared that there are no security concerns among the players.
“It [New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan] is being great and we’ve been very well looked after and the security has been fantastic and the cricket has been amazing as well so we are having a great time,” said White.
“They [New Zealand players] are enjoying the hospitality, the quality of cricket and they are having a great time and feeling very safe and secure,” he added.
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The NZC Chief Executive also revealed that their cricket governing body was in contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA) and toured Pakistan with a lot of confidence as the earlier two tours went great.
“We have the same security provided as England which is excellent. So, we had a lot of contact with England and Australia and of course, other teams had toured here so we came with a lot of confidence and we’re enjoying the tour,” White stated.
White then asserted that the two cricket boards have always had a close working relationship and also shared the history of both nations becoming a member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) simultaneously.
“We’ve always had a very close working relationship with Pakistan. I think we became full members of the ICC at the same time. The teams get on really well and compete hard on the field and of course, we’ve had some great pictures of the years so, we couldn’t be happier,” White concluded.
It is pertinent to mention that New Zealand are currently on a tour to Pakistan to play a two-match Test and three-match ODI series.
The historic Test series between the two sides ended in a 0-0 draw, while the ongoing ODI series is currently levelled at 1-1 with the final fixture due to be played on January 13 here.