PCB to stand aggressive against New Zealand in ICC meeting


The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to take a tough stance against the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board at the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting.

Sources privy to the development said that PCB has decided to lobby against New Zealand Cricket and adopt a tough stance against its recent action of abandoning the Pakistan tour minutes before the first ODI was scheduled to take place.

 PCB has decided to contact influential players and commentators from around the world and seek their support in the matter, said sources.

Adding that in the second phase of the exercise, the board will contact other cricket boards around the world to discuss the matter.

NZC Board had not shared any details about the threats with the PCB or Pakistan’s security agencies, said, officials.

The ICC board meeting would be held during the upcoming T20 World Cup. However, the date for the ICC board meeting is being finalized.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is scheduled to be played in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14.

Earlier, the PCB had said that the board along with the government had made foolproof security arrangements for all visiting teams.

“We have assured the New Zealand Cricket of the same.

The Prime minister spoke personally to the prime minister of New Zealand and informed her that we have one of the best intelligence systems in the world and that no security threat of any kind exists for the visiting team.

 New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series.

 A statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had said, terming the quick developments as a “crazy day.

The PCB chairman Ramiz Raja had said he felt sorry for the fans and the players, as the tour would have been the first after Raja took over the board’s reigns. NZ will hear us at ICC.