Karachi: The statement of the British High Commission came to light after the cancellation of the series between Pakistan and New Zealand.
According to the details, the British Ambassador to Pakistan Christian Turner said in his message on the social networking website Twitter that “the speculations of the involvement of the British High Commission in the cancellation of the series are false.”
“It was a decision taken by the New Zealand authorities and taken independently,” wrote Christian Turner.
Speculation that British High Commission was involved in PakvsNZ tour being called off are untrue; this was a decision for the New Zealand authorities & taken independently. I recognise that this is a sad day for cricket fans in 🇵🇰 & around 🌍 who were looking fwd to the series
— Christian Turner (@CTurnerFCDO) September 17, 2021
It may be recalled that after 18 years, the New Zealand team came to Pakistan to play the series and before the arrival of the team, the New Zealand security team had also expressed satisfaction over the arrangements.
Three ODIs between Pakistan and New Zealand were to be played in Rawalpindi and five T20 matches in Lahore.
Remember that before coming to Pakistan, the New Zealand team played a series in Bangladesh.