Cricket: Black Caps tour of Pakistan abandoned after security threat

A NZ Herald article.

The Black Caps’ cricket tour of Pakistan has been cancelled due to a security threat.

The first of three ODI clashes in Rawalpindi was meant to begin at 9.30pm Friday (NZT), but the players never made it to the ground, being told to stay inside their rooms at their hotel, situated roughly 15 minutes from the venue. Fans were also not allowed into the ground.

New Zealand Cricket then announced that the tour had been called off, and the players would be heading home, due to increased security concerns.

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