NZC chief executive apologizes for taunts on Amir

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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 25: Mohammad Amir (L) and Sarfraz Ahmed of Pakistan appeal successfully for the wicket of Tom Latham of New Zealand during the One Day International match between New Zealand and Pakistan at Basin Reserve on January 25, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

New Zealand cricket chief executive David White has apologized for the incident that took place during the first ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand while Mohammad Amir is bowling. The announcer was also reprimanded due to his inappropriate taunt, Stuff.co.nz reported.

“I think it was inappropriate and disrespectful, and has the effect of trivialising one of the biggest issues facing cricket at the moment. I’ve contacted the Pakistan team management to apologise, and to assure them there will be no repeat,” White said.

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Pakistan’s assistant coach Mushtaq Ahmed has said that the team is in New Zealand to win games and such incidents are to be dealt by the ICC and its anti corruption unit. He appreciated the behaviour of New Zealand crowd which is why the team is enjoying cricket at Kiwi soil.

“We are here to play cricket for Pakistan and win games for Pakistan, and the rest of things coming from the crowd, that’s for the anti-corruption or ICC people. They are doing their job very well, and I promise you New Zealand crowds are very good, the people are very humble and they are enjoying the cricket,” Ahmed said.”

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He added that Mohammad Amir bowled really well in the first match and he hopes that the team will perform in a better manner during the upcoming matches.

“Amir has been very focused. All he has to do is deliver his skill well, which he did in the last game, he bowled brilliantly. Life moves on, and Amir and the management are concentrating on doing well for Pakistan.”

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