Zimbabwe Cricket will tour Pakistan in October-November after its government has granted clearance for the proposal to go ahead as per schedule. A letter from Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) Director General Prince Mupazviriho confirmed the stand taken by the Zimbabwe Government.
“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,” the letter from Mupazviriho read according to a report in Cricbuzz.
The tour to Pakistan will comprise of three ODIs and as many T20Is. ZC Chairman Tavenga Mukuhlani was left elated on the confirmation of the tour. He also extended his gratitude towards the Zimbabwe minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry.
“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,” 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.”
The ODI series between Pakistan and Zimbabwe will be a part of the ICC’s Cricket World Cup Super League. It has been scheduled to commence from October 30, November 1 and 3 while the T20I series will take place from November 7 to 10.
The visitors have begun to train with a 25-man squad. According to Cricbuzz, the SRC have stressed on the need to ensure that all COVID19 precautionary measures are followed, both during the camps as well as on the tour for the safety of the players and support stuff.