Chevrons to tour Pakistan

The Chevrons of Zimbabwe will have their first test of international cricket after their disastrous World Cup campaign when they tour Pakistan in May.

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Shahryar Khan revealed they are in talks with the Zimbabwe Cricket with the view of having the Zimbabwean team play Pakistan in Lahore and Karachi.

Khan said the Series would have ‘non-neutral match officials’ as the International Cricket Council has refused to release their officials for the Series for security reasons.

Pakistan has not hosted an international game since the attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in March 2009.

If the tour goes ahead, Zimbabwe will be the first Test-playing nation in six years to visit the country.

Two Associate countries, Kenya and Afghanistan, have toured Pakistan recently but the impact of those tours was not strong enough to help the Pakistan Cricket Board convince other Test nations.

Khan said he met with his Zimbabwe Cricket counterpart, Wilson Manase, in Dubai on the sidelines of the ICC board meeting.

"He (Manase) said that they would come to Pakistan but for a very short period. They are sending a security team to assess the situation,” said Khan.

Pakistan has been a no-go country for international cricket with major teams refusing to tour due to security concerns. – Michael Kariati

Kenya toured Pakistan last year in November for a series of five one-dayers against Pakistan A at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Zimbabwe and Pakistan were in the same group at the 2015 World Cup where the Chevrons were beaten by 20 runs.

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