Cricket in Pakistan has been a threat to many big cricket-playing nations even after its entire return to the cricket-loving nation. People seem still afraid of the security issues as the Sri Lanka team bus attack outside Gadaffi Stadium a decade ago is still on the card they use to deny touring Pakistan.
Although amidst the tiring efforts by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and armed forces, cricket is entirely back to Pakistan with many big teams voyaging to participate in international games and leagues. Lately, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies, South Africa, Zimbabwe have given the message of peace to the globe from Pakistan.
As a consequence, many big countries have been showing interest in visiting the realm, hence, the men in green are scheduled to play the home series against England and New Zealand soon.
However, security still being a big question, the New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) will send its delegations to Pakistan to inspect the security before the tour gets green signals for progression.
New Zealand to inspect security in Pakistan ahead of their tour
A team of experts will visit next month after which NZC will confirm the tour. Australian security consultant Reg Dickinson will visit and assess security measures for the matches in Karachi, Lahore, and Rawalpindi, said sources.
It is to be noted that the Kiwis have not visited Pakistan since 2013 and now will participate in a three-match ODI and T20I series in September and October. The participation of some players may be endangered due to the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) beginning during the same tenure.