Chris Gayle’s tweet caught a lot of attention after New Zealand called off the limited over series against Pakistan citing security reasons. NZ on Friday abandoned the tour to Pakistan minutes before the start of the play of the 1st ODI at Rawalpindi.
NZC’s abrupt decision has shocked many people across the world. Many experts and Pakistani cricketers have voiced about this matter. Today Chris Gayle has also opened about this matter.
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Windies opener Chris Gayle on Sunday said in a jest that he is willing to travel to Pakistan. Gayle jokingly said on his official twitter handle that he is on his way to Pakistan and asked whether anyone is interested to join him on his way. Gayle is currently in UAE along with the Punjab Kings and is preparing for the 2nd leg of the 2021 edition of IPL.
The Pakistani Cricket Board (PCB) retweeted Gayle’s tweet. Gayle’s tweet caught a lot of attention as former Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir reacted to the tweet as well.
West Indies two-time T20 World Cup winning captain Darren Sammy has also raised his voice over the NZ-PAK controversy. Darren Sammy who has been a regular part of Pakistan Super League (PSL) said that he has faced no issues from the security department of the Asian country in the last six years.
“Disappointed waking up to the news of the cancellation of the Pakistan Vs New Zealand series because of security issues. Over the last 6 years playing and visiting Pakistan has been one of the most enjoyable experiences. I’ve always felt safe. this is a massive blow to Pakistan,” Darren Sammy tweeted.
The NZC arrived in Dubai on Sunday but refused to give any details on the security threat which forced them to abandon the tour.
The ECB will also release a statement this weekend on the future of England’s tour to Pakistan which is scheduled to take place in October.
“New Zealand agencies have provided ongoing and consistent advice that Pakistan remains a high threat security environment, as outlined in the New Zealand government travel advisory for Pakistan which notes there is a significant threat from terrorism throughout Pakistan,” the ministry said in a statement.