ZTN Sport Reporter
The Chevrons’ tour of Pakistan has been cleared by the Government of Zimbabwe.
After weeks of hopeful expectation, the Government through the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) approved the national men’s cricket team’s tour of Pakistan scheduled for October and November.
ZC confirmed the development in a statement.
“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 tour Pakistan to play the referenced matches,” read the statement.
ZC chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said they are keen to get back in action since March when Zimbabwe toured Bangladesh.
“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.
“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,” he said.
Countries across the world have been in lockdowns due to the Covid-19 restrictions meaning there were no sporting activities.
But with nations employing the ‘Bubble idea’, cricket has successfully made a return in some parts.
Zimbabwe will face Pakistan in three One-Day International (ODI) matches and as many T20 International (T20I) games.
The ODI matches, which will be part of the inaugural ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, are scheduled for 30 October and 1 and 3 November.
The T20I series is pencilled in for 7, 8 and 10 November.
Zimbabwe have named a provisional squad of 25 players who officially started camp in Harare on Tuesday.