Pakistan has accused an unnamed person in India of sending threatening emails that triggered New Zealand to desert its cricket excursion withinside the country.
New Zealand scrapped its excursion to Pakistan moments earlier than the begin of the primary one-day global in Rawalpindi closing Friday, mentioning a particular risk to its cricket team. New Zealand did now no longer proportion the information of the risk with Pakistan.
“The e-mail became despatched from an related tool in India the use of VPN, displaying IP cope with region of Singapore,” Pakistan records minister Fawad Chaudhry stated.
The England and Wales Cricket Board observed New Zealand on Monday, cancelling each its men’s and women’s cricket excursions to Pakistan subsequent month.
Chaudhry claimed that New Zealand obtained threatening emails earlier than it arrived in Pakistan on September 11, along with an e-mail despatched to Laura McGoldrick, the spouse of Martin Guptill, wherein the hole batsman obtained a dying risk.
The records minister stated Pakistan’s preliminary investigations found out that the tool from which an e-mail to McGoldrick became despatched became additionally registered in India.
Chaudhry stated Pakistan will are trying to find assist from the INTERPOL to probe the matter.
“We consider that is a marketing campaign towards global cricket,” Chaudhry stated.
The British High Commissioner in Pakistan wrote on Twitter that he had now no longer counseled towards the excursion on protection grounds and that the ECB took the choice on its own.
“The British High Commission supported the excursion; did now no longer propose towards it on protection grounds; and our journey recommendation for Pakistan has now no longer changed,” Christian Turner stated. “This became a choice made through the ECB, that’s impartial of the British authorities primarily based totally on worries for gamers welfare.”
England is scheduled to excursion Pakistan for check and limited-overs suits past due in 2022 and Turner stated he “will redouble my efforts earlier of England’s Autumn 2022 excursion.”