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Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 2020: PCB CEO expresses hopes of hosting Zimbabwe in November

Dixit Bhargav

Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 2020: PCB CEO expresses hopes of hosting Zimbabwe in November

Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 2020: If things fall in place, Pakistan will once again play international cricket at home this year.

PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) CEO Wasim Khan has given hints around their board working hard to complete the fifth season of the Pakistan Super League which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

With only two semi-finals and a final match remaining in the tournament, Wasim believes that a three-day slot inside a bio-secure bubble without allowing spectators is all players and organizers need to compete an otherwise intriguing season.

“We are also determined to complete the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2020 this year and are looking for a three-day window, Wasim Khan said during a webinar hosted by British Asian Trust according to Geo Super TV. Previously, there have been murmurs around the future of PSL 2020 – Pakistan’s biggest T20 league.

Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 2020

Speaking on the international cricket in Pakistan, Wasim Khan expressed confidence in Zimbabwe agreeing to tour Pakistan in November this year. Khan seems to have kept October 20 as a deadline for Zimbabwean players for they will have to quarantine for some days before taking the field.

“We are hoping for Zimbabwe to come and play in Pakistan. They’re scheduled to play with us in November but they’ll come by October 20 to complete their quarantine before the cricket series,” Wasim Khan added.

It is worth mentioning that international cricket had sort of resumed in full flow in Pakistan on the back of home series against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and PSL 2020. While security remains less of a concern, it will be interesting to see how PCB manages bio-secure bubbles amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

As far as Zimbabwe are concerned, they were the first country to visit Pakistan after almost six years in 2015. Since then, the two sides have met twice in Zimbabwe.

After playing white-ball cricket in Zimbabwe in 2015, Pakistan also toured the nation in 2018. If the proposed tour goes ahead, Zimbabwe will play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Pakistan this year.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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