According to Ramiz Raja, head of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), "the Western bloc" has let Pakistan down, and the recent withdrawals of New Zealand and England from the World Cup could have a "domino impact" on cricket in the South Asian country.
Kane Williamson, the captain of the New Zealand cricket team, has described the country's decision to withdraw from the Pakistan tour as "really disgusting." He believes the decision will have no "durable effect" on the Pakistani game.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has responded positively to the New Zealand Cricket Board's offer to play matches against Pakistan as soon as possible at a neutral venue, which the Pakistan Cricket Board has accepted.
Following the squad's decision to leave Pakistan, New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White stated that the team could not have continued to play in Pakistan under the circumstances.
Chris Gayle, the aggressive hitter, posted a message on the social networking site Twitter, saying, “I am leaving for Pakistan tomorrow.” “Can you tell me who is coming with me?”
After receiving information about possible security threats, the New Zealand cricket team withdrew from their upcoming tour of Pakistan just hours before the first match was set to begin at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.