The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has shifted the next month’s three-match Twenty20 International series against Zimbabwe to Rawalpindi due to the deteriorating air quality in Lahore.
The three-match T20I rubber between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was originally supposed to take place at the Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore on November 07,08 and 10.
In a statement released by the PCB, Chief Executive Officer, Wasim Khan, said that that the onset of hazardous air pollution had posed a significant risk in staging the game at the venue in Lahore.
“The early onset of hazardous pollution and subsequent poor air quality meant that the risk to keep matches in Lahore at this stage was too great,” PCB chief executive Wasim Khan said in a statement.
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Meanwhile, earlier this month, the Pakistan Cricket Board had shifted the three One-day Internationals between Pakistan and Zimbabwe from Multan to Rawalpindi due to logistic reasons.
The ODI series will precede the T20I rubber and will be played on October 30, November 01 & 03 at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
The PCB had also moved the remaining four Pakistan Super League fixtures, including the final, from Lahore to National Stadium Karachi.