PAK vs NZ. (Source: Twitter)

New Zealand cricket has opened about canceling the Pakistan white-ball tour.

“We appreciate this has been a terribly difficult time for the PCB and wish to pass on our sincere thanks to chief executive Wasim Khan and his team for their professionalism and care,” NZC chief executive David White said.

“What I can say is that we were advised this was a specific and credible threat against the team. We had several conversations with New Zealand government officials before making the decision and it was after informing the PCB of our position that we understand a telephone discussion was conducted between the respective Prime Ministers.”

“Unfortunately, given the advice we’d received, there was no way we could stay in the country.”

“Everything changed on Friday,” White noted. “The advice changed, the threat level changed and, as a consequence, we took the only responsible course of action possible.”