New Zealand will begin their T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan in the Super 12 stage at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on October 26.
New Zealand on Friday (September 17) called off their first tour of Pakistan hours before the scheduled start of the first ODI in Rawalpindi citing a security threat to the team.
New Zealand called off their first tour after 18 years last Friday due to a security threat, followed by a decision by England on Monday to cancel a bilateral series.
Just hours before the start of the first ODI at Rawalpindi on Friday, New Zealand called off the Pakistan tour, citing security concerns.
Raza said Pakistan 'had one team in our target, our neighbors (India), now add two more teams, New Zealand and England'.
Chris Cairns, 51, had collapsed last month after suffering a massive heart attack, resulting in aortic dissection.
New Zealand had arrived in Pakistan for a white-ball series after 18 years and were scheduled to play three ODIs and five T20 Internationals.
In a video message released by the PCB, Raja said he was as disappointed as every Pakistani on the cancellation of New Zealand’s tour.
New Zealand called off the series in Pakistan abruptly on Friday just before the first One-Day International at the Rawalpindi stadium, citing they had received a serious threat.
Just minutes before the start of the first One-Day International, New Zealand abandoned tour of Pakistan on Friday after receiving advice of a serious security threat.
New Zealand decided to pull its team out of Pakistan just ahead of the first ODI after its cricket board received a security threat.
It remains to be seen how much impact PCB's appeal at the ICC evokes as the game's governing body is currently being chaired by a New Zealander in Greg Barclay.
This was New Zealand's first tour of Pakistan in 18 years and the series comprised three ODIs and five T20 Internationals.
The New Zealand cricket board also said that it 'will not comment on the details of the security threat nor the updated arrangements for the departing squad'
The New Zealand cricket team was visiting Pakistan after 18 years. The first PAK vs NZ ODI was scheduled to start in Rawalpindi on Friday.
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International sides have been reluctant to visit the country since terrorists attacked Sri Lanka's team bus in Lahore in 2009, when six players were injured.
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