The government of Zimbabwe has confirmed the tour of their cricket team to Pakistan, and the team now has an authorized approval to visit the cricket-loving nation. The tour has been slated for October-November already, but the support from Zimbabwe’s government was pending. As there are no obstacles now, the tour will go ahead in a full-fledge, but there will be no spectators amidst the COVID-19 fears.
The teams are scheduled to play three ODI’s that are part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, on October 30th, November 1st, and November 2nd in Multan. The ODI series is followed by a three-match T20I series to be played in Rawalpindi on 7th, 8th, and 10th November.
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) have already started their training with a 25-player squad at Harare on September 22nd. The teams will be following completely COVID-19 protocols and will be restricted in a biosecure bubble.
Zimbabwe government confirms the cricket team tour of Pakistan.
The news was broken to ZC through an official letter from Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) Director-General Prince Mupazviriho “The Sports and Recreation Commission as a result of this gives you notice, following your application, that the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation has approved your request to play the referenced matches,” read the letter from Mupazviriho.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, the Honourable Kirsty Coventry, the SRC, and the entire Government of Zimbabwe for authorizing the tour,” he said.
“Needless to say, we at ZC are bursting with excitement as we look forward to playing cricket again and representing our nation with pride and passion in Pakistan.”