Zimbabwe Cricket gets Government nod to tour Pakistan

Zimbabwe Cricket has got a green signal from its national Government for the national team’s tour to Pakistan during October and November.

Pakistan is slated to host Zimbabwe for six white ball games – three One Day Internationals and as many T20 Internationals.

“The Sports and Recreation Commission hereby gives you notice, following your application, that the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation has approved your request to play the referenced matches,” Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) Director-General Prince Mupazviriho has written to Zimbabwe Cricket.

“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 authorising the tour.”

Zimbabwe Cricket has also confirmed the development on its official twitter handle. “IT’S OFFICIAL! The Government of Zimbabwe has granted @ZimCricketv the permission to tour Pakistan for a limited-overs series scheduled for October-November 🥂🇿🇼🏏🇵🇰,” read the tweeted message.

Zimbabwe have not played any international cricket since the coronavirus pandemic halted cricketing activities earlier this year whereas the Pakistan team has just returned after a month-long tour of England.

The three ODIs, to be played in Multan, will be a part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. Rawalpindi is slated to host T20Is.

Zimbabwe has named a 25 probables for the tour of Pakistan.

Probables: Faraz Akram, Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Brian Chari, Tendai Chatara, Chamu Chibhabha, Elton Chigumbura, Tendai Chisoro, Craig Ervine, Kyle Jarvis, Luke Jongwe, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Wesley Madhevere, Timycen Maruma, Wellington Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Peter Moor, Carl Mumba, Richmond Mutumbami, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Brendan Taylor, Donald Tiripano, Sean Williams.

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