Zimbabwe hopeful of touring Pakistan in October

Sports Report

Karachi: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is still hopeful to tour Pakistan for three-match T20I and ODI series in October after their home series against Afghanistan was called off due to additional measures put in place by the Government to curb the spread of the virus.

ZC communications manager, Darlington Majonga, while speaking to The Chronicle, said that they are hoping to save their international season with a tour to Pakistan, subject to Government’s approval.

“ZC had applied for a waiver to proceed with the series in a strictly controlled environment, but with Zimbabwe experiencing a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the Government advised that the country was not yet ready to host visiting teams,” he said.

“However, all hope is not lost as ZC will seek clearance from the Government for the team to travel to Pakistan in October. Pakistan has been having tours and conversations for a tour are in progress, but that will all be determined by Government’s approval,” Majonga added.

It must be noted that Pakistan is also scheduled to tour South Africa, but the series is likely to postpone as Proteas’ players will be busy playing Indian Premier League (IPL) in United Arab Erimates (UAE).

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