Gary Stead, the mentor of the New Zealand Cricket Team, says there is no pressure or tension for the T20 World Cup opening encounter versus Pakistan.
His statement came in the enlightenment of the recent developments following the New Zealand tour of Pakistan cancelation moments before the first game was to kick-start.
Since then, the men in green and the backyard devotees are fumed up and steady to seek revenge for the unjust and unitarily decision.
It is pertinent to mention that New Zealand abandoned their tour citing security threats received from unreliable and unknown sources that were not shared with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
Soon after the huge blow, Pakistan had to deal with another big tragedy as the England Cricket Board (ECB) pulled themselves off the responsibilities and paying back. They cited ‘players’ mental well-being’ and ‘COVID outbreak’ in the Green Shirts’ realm as a reason for not sending their men, women teams before the T20 World Cup.
New Zealand cricket coach says, No tension in T20 World Cup opening encounter versus Pakistan:
Following the consequences, Pakistanis now see New Zealand and England as their subsequent arch-rivals alongside already-existing India, which they wish to defeat in the massive event.
However, the New Zealand coach says there is no such pressure and all the black caps are doing, is practicing to battle them in the ground on 26th October at Sharjah Cricket Ground.
“I’m not sure if there’s any more tension on it from our perspective. Obviously, what happened in Pakistan was sad for Pakistan cricket, their players, and also our players, who missed out on that opportunity as well.
“We can’t change what has happened there. All we can do is prepare for the tournament and we face Pakistan first up.”
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