Zimbabwe tour to Australia postponed due to COVID-19


Karachi: Cricket Australia (CA) in a joint statement with Zimbabwe Cricket has announced to postpone one-day international series, scheduled in August this year. 

According to details, Australia and Zimbabwe were scheduled to play three ODIs on August 9, 12, and 15 respectively. The tour has been postponed indefinitely, becoming the latest series to be pushed ahead due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“While we are disappointed to postpone the series, CA and ZC agree that in the best interest of players, match officials, volunteers as well as our fans, that this is the most practical and sensible decision,” said Nick Hockley the interim CEO of Cricket Australia. “We are committed to working with Zimbabwe Cricket on alternative dates to reschedule.”

Givemore Makoni, the acting managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, also stated that the two boards are working closely on rescheduling the series.

“We were excited about facing Australia but, given the circumstances, deferring the tour was the only option. We are, however, looking forward to the rescheduling of the series as soon as practically possible,” he said.

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