Jacinda Ardern says safety has to be paramount

Author:

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Friday that the safety of the players is paramount as she supported New Zealand Cricket’s decision to pull out of its Pakistan tour. “When I spoke with the Prime Minister of Pakistan, I conveyed our thanks for taking care of the New Zealand Cricket team,” Ardern said in a statement sent to Reuters. “I know how disappointing it will be for everyone that the game hasn’t gone ahead, but we totally support the decision that’s been made. Player safety has to be paramount.” The New Zealand cricket team has cancelled its tour of Pakistan after informing the Pakistan Cricket Board of a “security alert”, a statement confirmed on Friday. “Earlier, New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series,” reads the press release. New Zealand pulled out of their cricket series against Pakistan on Friday over security concerns just as the first one-day international was due to start. agencies

Share
Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

  • Pakistan

Balochistan Assembly session summoned on October 20

On Saturday, Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha summoned the provincial assembly’s session on October 20,…

5 mins ago
  • Sci-tech
  • World

Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission

Three astronauts successfully docked with China's new space station on Saturday on what is set…

10 mins ago
  • Pakistan

Dr. Sania launches One Window Ehsaas’ National Data Exchange Platform on World Poverty Day

ISLAMABAD: On the occasion of World Poverty Day, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on…

37 mins ago
  • Pakistan

Aiwan-e-Sadr shares documentary on twitter on Green Presidency Initiative

ISLAMABAD: Aiwan-e-Sadr was the first presidency in the world that has been awarded with an…

60 mins ago
  • Lifestyle

Romanian singer Akcent announces to spend vacations in Hunza

Romanian singer and songwriter Adrian Sina or simply Adi Sina, who is better known as…

1 hour ago
  • International

Pakistan urges ‘timely’ action to tackle water-related issues like floods, drought

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has called for addressing water problems such as floods and drought in…

2 hours ago