Cricket is back to Pakistan, these stunts won’t demoralise us: Mr. Salman Iqbal


Karachi: Mr. Salman Iqbal, owner of Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Karachi Kings, has a message to elements, trying to sabotage the return of cricket in Pakistan.

While reacting to the cancelation of New Zealand’s tour of Pakistan, Mr. Salman said that Pakistan has the best security forces in the world and he is a witness of players getting top-class security.

“I am a witness to how security was provided in PSL. International players visited Pakistan and had great moments during PSL. Stadiums were full and not a single incident happened. Cricket is close to our hearts, there are no security issues here,” he reminded with a hashtag #Pakissafe.

Mr. Salman posted photos of players, enjoying outside with no threat during the pre-covid times in Karachi.

He added: “Cricket is back to Pakistan and these stunts won’t demoralize us.”

New Zealand abandon Pakistan tour unilaterally

The New Zealand Cricket Board on Friday informed Pakistan Cricket Board and government that they have been “alerted to some security alert” and have thus decided to postpone the series scheduled to be played in Pakistan without consultation.

Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed termed the abrupt cancellation of Pakistan tour by New Zealand cricket team as a conspiracy saying that security institutes did not receive any threat in this regard.

“New Zealand’s prime minister spoke to our prime minister conveying that the team could be attacked after stepping out of their hotel,” he said adding that Imran Khan assured complete security to the team.

“We also offered New Zealand to play matches without public attendance after the recent development, however, they did not agree to it,” he said while terming the cancellation of the tour as a conspiracy but stop short of taking the name of those behind it.

The interior minister shared that 4000 cops were deployed for the security of the New Zealand team along with other security agencies.