The ECB’s decision came after New Zealand had abandoned their own white-ball series in Pakistan on Friday, the day of the opening One Day International (ODI) in Rawalpindi following a security threat.
New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC’s) decision to remove their squad from Pakistan prompted the ECB to review their own plans over the weekend.
The ECB Board finally made a decision on Monday, 24 hours later than expected, to cancel the tours.
There were due to be two T20I double headers featuring both the men’s and women’s team in Rawalpindi on October 14 and 15 followed by three additional women’s ODIs. (Agencies)