Chief Executive of New Zealand Cricket (NZC), David White, stated NZC would consider making up for its financial losses owing to the unilateral decision of New Zealand to abruptly cancel the country’s tour.
White also said that NZC might considering playing it in the future, but there is little opportunity in Pakistan at now to play cricket. He stated player safety is of the biggest significance, and it is the most important stage to examine the safety arrangements in each country.
He said NZC would appreciate the sorrow and disappointment of Pakistan cricket fans and hoped that, despite the regrettable circumstances, PCB and NZC could continue their friendly relationships. He stated Pakistan was visible for its devotion for cricket, and NZC knew Pakistani supporters would be deceived towards the end of the tour.
The PCB did not consider a slightly mild decision of the NZC to cancel the tour. The newly elected chairman of the PCB, Ramiz Raja, announced that they would bring New Zealand on the table to discuss the circumstances underlying their decision.PCB CEO Wasim Khan stated the unilateral move by the NZC to cancel the visit set a hazardous precedent and can dramatically influence the country’s cricket future.