Good news for Pakistani cricket fans

Good news for Pakistani cricket fans

Lahore: Pakistan will become the first men’s international cricket side to play in Zimbabwe in the post-Covid-19 era. Both side are set to face each other in two Test and three T20I series.

According to the schedule issued by Pakistan Cricket Board, The Pakistan side will arrive in Harare from Johannesburg on April 17 where the five matches will take place from April 21 to May 11.

As per schedule T20Is to start at 14:00 PST and the two Tests will commence at 12:30 Pakistan Standard Time.

T20Is are scheduled on April 21, 23 and 25, while the first match of the two Test-match series will begin on 29 April whereas 2nd match will commence on 7 May.

The test series will mark the first instance of the two sides facing off in the pinnacle format of the game since September 2013. This was also Pakistan’s last Test on Zimbabwean soil.

PCB Director – International Cricket, Zakir Khan said: “The Pakistan Cricket Board has been at the forefront of the revival of international cricket in the post-Covid-19 world and the tour of Zimbabwe is another step in that direction. We have always maintained that cricket and Covid-19 can co-exist in a safe and secure environment, and we continue to demonstrate this to ensure the game develops and flourishes in these difficult and challenging times.

“The tour of our men’s side at the back of our women’s team first-ever visit of Zimbabwe is a testimony that the two boards – the PCB and Zimbabwe Cricket – enjoy excellent relations and are always ready to lend support to each other.