The New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) canceled the series against Pakistan on the occasion, after which allegations are being made continuously from the host country. Now Pakistan’s Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has also accused India in this matter. Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday alleged that a threatening email was sent to the New Zealand cricket team from India, prompting New Zealand to cancel his tour of the country.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday also canceled the scheduled bilateral series in Pakistan next month after the New Zealand team canceled its tour of Pakistan last Friday citing security threats. Pakistan has been claiming that India was behind some of the recent terror attacks in the country. India has dismissed these claims as baseless and asked Islamabad to take action against terrorism growing on its soil.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi had said in July, “It is not new for Pakistan to spread baseless propaganda against India. It would be better if Pakistan takes credible action against terrorism emanating from its soil and terrorists who find safe havens there. The international community is aware of the situation in Pakistan when it comes to terrorism.
In a press conference on Wednesday with Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Chowdhury said that in August a fake post was made in the name of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan to avoid sending his team to Pakistan by the New Zealand Cricket Board and the government. It was said that he would be targeted. Despite this, the New Zealand cricket team reached Pakistan. Chowdhury said that on the day of the first match, New Zealand officials said that his government was concerned about the danger and canceled the tour.