Zimbabwe will likely be with out their head coach Lalchand Rajput for the upcoming tour of Pakistan after he pulled out over journey restrictions. An announcement from Zimbabwe Cricket mentioned that the Indian embassy in Harare had sought exemption for Rajput visiting Pakistan, citing journey tips issued by the Authorities of India for its residents.
The assertion confirmed that in Rajput’s absence, bowling coach Douglas Hondo would take cost of the group in the course of the tour.
Rajput, 58, represented India in six worldwide video games – 4 ODIs and two Tests – between 1985 and 1987. He was appointed as Zimbabwe’s full time coach in August 2018, after the group‘s failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
@ZimCricketv head coach @Lalchandrajput7 will miss the @TheRealPCB tour after the Embassy of India in Harare wrote to @ZimCricketv asking that he be exempted from visiting Pakistan. The Embassy of Pakistan in Harare had issued a visa to Rajput.#PAKvZIM | #LalchandRajput pic.twitter.com/LQ7LExKFic
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) October 20, 2020
Zimbabwe are scheduled to play three ODIs towards Pakistan in Rawalpindi, earlier than shifting to Lahore to play three T20Is. Earlier this month, ZC had despatched a five-person delegation to Pakistan to evaluate the preparations for the groups‘ bio-secure bubble. The delegation, comprising two well being officers, one safety in-charge, and two ZC executives started their inter-city journey after returning two detrimental Covid-19 exams inside 48 hours of arrival in Islamabad. The Zimbabwe gamers, too, have been required to endure two exams: one in Harare previous to their departure yesterday, and one other upon their arrival at this time.
This will likely be Zimbabwe’s first tour of Pakistan since 2015, once they turned the primary Full Member to go to the nation after the fear assault on the Sri Lankan group in 2009