New Zealand did not play cricket series in Pakistan. The Kiwis have canceled the tour for fear of insecurity. After seeing them, England canceled their tour of Pakistan. The news was confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).
The England women's and men's cricket teams were scheduled to play a cricket series in Rawalpindi, Pakistan in October. Now no party is going.
England were scheduled to play two matches of this edition in Pakistan before the upcoming T20 World Cup. In a statement on Monday, the ECB confirmed the withdrawal of the Pakistan tour.
Both the boys and girls teams in England were scheduled to tour Pakistan. The boys team had two T20s. The girls team was scheduled to play two T20s as well as three ODIs.
The ECB said in a statement: "We have planned to play two T20 matches in preparation for the World Cup in October. At the same time, the girls' team was also scheduled to visit. But the England men's and women's tour of Pakistan has been canceled after discussions at a board meeting this week.
England was to play in Pakistan after 17 years with this tour. After the last visit to the country in 2005, England was stopped due to security reasons.
International cricket was shut down in Pakistan after the 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team. After a long time, cricket started returning to Pakistan. Several teams have visited Pakistan in the last four years. England was also supposed to go after a long break. However, the reality is changing as he returned to the country without playing due to security reasons even after visiting New Zealand.
Last Friday, New Zealand canceled the series on the day of the first ODI in Rawalpindi. They later said in a statement that they were unable to continue the series after receiving a security alert.