Zimbabwe (ZIM) will going to tour Pakistan (PAK) by the end of October 2020 for 3-match T-20 series and 3-match ODI series. The matches on the tour will be played behind the closed doors due to effect of Corona virus in the world – new parameters will be implemented for the safety of players and match officials.
“We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to our Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, the Honourable Kirsty Coventry, the SRC (Sports and Recreation Commission) and the entire Government of Zimbabwe for authorising the tour,” said Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavenga Mukuhlani.
While Zimbabwe (ZIM) player have already started their training for the tour from the last month September 22 at Harare. On the other side PCB reckoned –
“This series is critical to Pakistan as it aspires to qualify directly for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 and, as such, every point in the Super League will count.
Our last ODI series was against Sri Lanka, 12 months ago, so the boys will have to hit the ground running and try to pocket maximum points,” Zakir Khan, PCB director for international cricket, said.
“We have strategically scheduled Zimbabwe’s matches in Multan and Rawalpindi, the venues which will be hosting the National T20 Cup from 30 September to 18 October.
By the time Zimbabwe arrives, we would have gained enough experience on bio-securing hotels, player transportation, the venues and the players’ dressing rooms as delivery of this series will be under strict COVID-19 protocols to ensure the health and safety of all participants,” he further added.
• 20th October – Zimbabwe Arrival at Islamabad
• 30th Octobe – 1st ODI, Multan
• 1st November – 2nd ODI, Multan
• 3rd November – 3rd ODI, Multan
• 7th November – 1st T-20, Rawalpindi
• 8th November – 2nd T-20, Rawalpindi
• 10th November – 3rd T-20, Rawalpindi