Zimbabwean cricket team will tour Pakistan to play a limited over series next month. It is the first Test-playing Nation that will visit Pakistan in six years.
“Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan from mid-May for a one-week tour,” Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan told media but did not disclose venues.
The Chairman said that a security team from the African nation will visit Pakistan to make a survey about security situation before a final itinerary is announced.
Earlier, teams have refused to tour Pakistan due to security concerns after Sri Lankan team happened to face a terrorist attack while being on tour in Lahore in March 2009. Since then, Pakistan has been hosting all its home matches in the United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, efforts to revive international cricket in the country which had to suffer a blow in 2012 when Bangladesh refused twice to tour Pakistan due to security concerns and fear. In another instance, a limited over series with Ireland was also deferred in September last year after a terror attack on the airport in Karachi that took place just three months before the tour.
Saying about this upcoming tour, The Chairman PCB said that Zimbabwe would be provided with high-level security during the tour.
The team is expected to stay at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore, which is situated in a few metres distance from Gadaffi Stadium, and all the match would be plaid at one venue.