WELLINGTON (Agencies) - New Zealand have cancelled their tour of Pakistan scheduled for later this year in the wake of Tuesday's attacks on the Sri Lankan team. New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said there was no way the trip could go ahead. "The tour has been called off," Vaughan told New Zealand radio on Wednesday. "We are not going, I think that's pretty clear." "Now we've seen that cricket can be a target and I think it creates a whole new set of issues and raises the security issue to a whole new level," he added. New Zealand called off the tour, scheduled to start in November, after militants armed with grenades and guns ambushed Sri Lanka's players in Lahore Tuesday. New Zealand officials are expected to meet their Pakistani counterparts in international meetings in April or June, where they are likely to discuss moving the tour to a neutral venue. "I think the options will probably revolve around playing them at a neutral venue. They have played previous games in the Gulf states, in Abu Dhabi," Vaughan said. The New Zealand cricket team cut short their 2002 tour to Pakistan after a suicide bomber blew up a bus outside the team's hotel in Karachi, killing at least 12 people. News of the Lahore attack broke Tuesday during a one-day international between New Zealand and India in Napier. After the innings break, both teams wore black armbands in a show of respect for the victims. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said he was outraged by the attack and condemned it as a "despicable terrorist act." "I am very concerned at this turn of events, where an international sports team has been targeted by terrorists," Key said.