The PCB has determined handy the internet hosting rights of the Zimbabwe ODIs to Rawalpindi, and of the T20Is to Lahore. Solely two days in the past the PCB had replaced Multan with Lahore as one of many venues of the tour, earlier than saying the ultimate schedule on Sunday.
The dates of the matches stay the identical with the ODIs scheduled for October 30, November 1 and three, adopted by the T20Is on November 7, eight and 10.
“After Multan grew to become unavailable because of logistical and operational causes, we took the chance to revisit your complete schedule and have provide you with an itinerary that’s appropriate for the groups, match officers, broadcasters, occasion employees and different assist businesses,” Zakir Khan, director, worldwide cricket, PCB mentioned in a press release. “Within the meantime, we’re additionally in common contact with the Metrological division and in search of their forecast for smog throughout November.”
Lahore faces a excessive chance of seasonal smog in November and December. The PCB normally avoids internet hosting matches there in November-December and prefers the southern a part of the nation to keep away from any inconvenience. Multan, located in southern Punjab, was for a part of the unique plan for a similar cause however with the last-minute pullout, the PCB was compelled to interchange Multan with Lahore. Regardless of the change, the PCB is optimistic that the T20Is may be managed in Lahore.
“We are going to proceed to liaise with the Met Workplace and monitor the state of affairs, and, if required, will make crucial modifications. The provision of Rawalpindi has ensured there isn’t any uncertainty for our ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League matches as we purpose to gather most factors from this collection to attain our goal of qualifying immediately for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over occasion.”
Zimbabwe’s tour will start when their 32-man squad arrives in Islamabad on October 20. They may then bear an isolation interval from October 21 to 27 earlier than they will begin coaching on the Pindi Cricket Stadium from October 28.