Pakistan’s Tour of Netherlands Postponed Indefinitely

Pakistan’s Tour of Netherlands Postponed Indefinitely

Pakistan’s Tour of Netherlands Postponed Indefinitely

It has mutually been decided that the match between Pakistan and Netherlands will indefinitely be postponed due to COVID-19. 

The Netherlands has been badly affected by COVID-19, causing a death toll which surpasses 4,000. With that, their government has decided to ban all sports events in the country until September 1. Following the government’s mandate, the Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond (KNCB) decided to postpone the match series against Pakistan indefinitely. 

KNCB chief Betty Timmer shared a statement in behalf of all by saying, ‘It is extremely disappointing that we won't be able to host any international cricket in the Netherlands this summer. However, the health and safety of the players, staff and fans is our main priority, and in that light the ban on events by the Dutch government is understandable’. She also said that they hope that everything will be under control again so that they can host the Super League Series against England, Ireland, and the West Indies. 

With that, PCB chief Wasim Khan reached out to KNCB by saying, ‘It is extremely disappointing that we won't be able to host any international cricket in the Netherlands this summer. However, the health and safety of the players, staff and fans is our main priority, and in that light the ban on events by the Dutch government is understandable’.

Aside from that, the PCB also extended their heartfelt condolences to all those who have lost their lives in the Netherlands. They said that they stand firmly with KNCB and hoped that everything will go back to normal so that they can push through with the tour. 

The two teams were supposed to play three ODIs against the Dutch team on July 4, 7, and 9. To know more about cricket formats, check out Betwala. 

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