Indian HC in Harare stops Zimbabwe’s head coach from Pakistan tour


Karachi: India-hailed Zimbabwe head coach Lalchand Rajput was stopped traveling to Pakistan by Indian High Commission (IHC) in Harare, ARY News reported.

The Pakistani High-Commission had already given clearance to former Indian batsman, however, the Indian HC didn’t allow him to travel with the team.

The 58-year-old Lalchand was part of Zimbabwe’s training camp ahead of the tour. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has informed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that he will not be joining.

Meanwhile, bowling coach Douglas Hondo has been named as interim head coach for the series by ZC.

The Zimbabwe team had arrived in Islamabad earlier this morning. They are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is.

It must be noted that Lalchand represented India in four ODIs and two Tests between 1985 and 1987. He was appointed as the head coach of the African side in 2018.

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