Former Blackcap ahead of first tour to Pakistan since 2003

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 8:20AM
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Former Blackcap ahead of first tour to Pakistan since 2003

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 17 Sep 2021, 8:20AM

The Blackcaps playing cricket in Pakistan is officially a thing again, as of tonight.  

We haven't been back since 2003 when the tour was cancelled mid-way through after a suicide bombing outside the hotels where the two teams were staying.  

All tours were pulled in 2009 after the Sri Lankin team's bus was attacked.  

Now they're back, but it still isn't like the players can walk around willy nilly - straight off the plane into an armoured van, a police escort and armed officers around them at all times.  

The first ODI begins at 9.30pm tonight NZT. 

Former Blackcap and coach Craig McMillan was part of the 2002 tour and he joined Mike Hosking. 

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