The forthcoming white-ball series between Zimbabwe National Cricket Team and Afghanistan National Cricket Team has been postponed, confirmed the Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC).
Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe 2022 was scheduled to be played in February in Harare and it consisted of three One Day International matches, which were a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, and five T20 International matches.
This is the second time this tour has been postponed as it was originally supposed to take place in December but upon request from the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), it was deferred.
Unfortunately, ZC could not secure all the required broadcast services – Zimbabwe Cricket
In an official statement released by Zimbabwe Cricket, it was stated that they have not been able to secure “the required broadcast services, including the Decision Review System” so they have decided to postpone the series for the second time.
“Unfortunately ZC could not secure, on short notice, all the required broadcast services, including the Decision Review System, due to the many cricket events happening elsewhere across the world,” stated a release from ZC on Friday (January 28).
The Managing Director of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Givemore Makoni said that the management was excited to host Afghanistan but due to the unavailability of required broadcast services “deferring the tour was the only option”.
“We were excited about hosting Afghanistan but, given the circumstances, deferring the tour was the only option, We are, however, looking forward to the rescheduling of the series as soon as practically possible,” ZC Managing Director Givemore Makoni said.
Meanwhile, Afghanistan, after the postponement of the Zimbabwe tour, are likely to travel to Bangladesh in February. The series will comprise of three ODI matches, which will be a part of the ICC Super League and two T20 International matches.
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