'Massive setback for Pak cricket,' Twitter reacts to New Zealand's withdrawal from Pakistan tour over security concerns

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New Zealand on Friday cancelled a series of one-day cricket internationals against Pakistan over security concerns just minutes after the first match was due to start.

"New Zealand Cricket informed us they had been alerted to some security alert and have unilaterally decided to postpone the series," the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement.

New Zealand Cricket also announced the cancellation in an official statement on its website.

The Kiwis were due to play three one-day internationals followed by five Twenty20 matches €" their first in Pakistan since 2003.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the story:

Pakistan's cricketers expressed their disappointment

New Zealand's sudden withdrawal did not go down well

A few pointed out Pakistan's recent successes at hosting tournaments

The consequences of this decision on the future of Pakistan cricket was also discussed

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