Bomb Blast in Zimbabwe Leaves Tri-Nation Series in Jeopardy

Bomb Blast in Zimbabwe Leaves Tri-Nation Series in Jeopardy

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The General Election will start on 30th of July in Zimbabwe. And the election will be conducted to elect the President and other youth members of both houses of the Parliament.

The current scenario of the country is pretty problematic and in a chaos. It is not pleasing under any stress of imagination.

The upcoming tri-nation series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan have been jeopardized after a bomb exploded at the White City Stadium. It has sent shivers down the spine of common people ahead of the elections.

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As per the recent reports, it is learnt that President Emmerson Mnangagwa survived a pretty close shave in the occurring. He was present in a function where he was addressing thousands of supporters when the incident actually took place.

Moreover, the upcoming tri-nation series has now come under scrutiny. The series is slated to get underway from 1st July at the Harare Sports Club (HSC).

Bomb Blast in Zimbabwe Leaves Tri-Nation Series in Jeopardy
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However, there has been no news as such which has already cancelled the tour. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has warned the Aussies ahead of touring Zimbabwe. They have said that the situation might get out of hand as the series gets closer.

Well, the situation of the security could also decrease substantially as the election approaches. The series will consist of seven matches with each teams playing four matches each. The grand finale of the tournament will be played on eighth June.

Safety and security surrounding the series:

A decision surrounding the series will be taken by Cricket Australia (CA) only after discussing the matter with players. Also, it will be a difficult task for them to send a team to Zimbabwe especially after the tumultuous situation.

“The safety and security of our players and support staff are paramount and as always, we will take advice from the relevant Australian authorities,” quoted CA spokesperson as saying.

Recently, the Aussies suffered a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of England in the recently concluded One-day International series.

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They were done and dusted during the final ODI while being reduced to 114 for eight while chasing a target of 206.

However, Jos Buttler ensured that England reached the target with a wicket left. He remained unbeaten on 110 off 122 balls which helped England get over the line.

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