Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry took to Twitter and said that the government will consult lawyers regarding legal action that can be taken against the New Zealand and England cricket boards for abandoning Pakistan cricket series.
“PTV has incurred huge financial loss due to the cancellation of New Zealand and England cricket series. [We] will consult lawyers about legal action against the two boards. A specific foreign lobby is busy [in activities] against Pakistan but those wishing to make us bend will never be successful,” tweeted Fawad.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Monday announced that it has reluctantly decided to withdraw both men’s and women’s teams from their tour to Pakistan. Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ramiz Raja tweeted that he was “disappointed with England, pulling out of their commitment & failing a member of their Cricket fraternity when it needed it most”.
“The ECB Board convened this weekend to discuss these extra England Women’s and Men’s games in Pakistan and we can confirm that the Board has reluctantly decided to withdraw both teams from the October trip,” an ECB statement read.