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Pakistan announce venue changes for Zimbabwe cricket tour

Pakistan announce venue changes for Zimbabwe cricket tour - Sports Leo

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Sunday announced a revised itinerary for the limited-overs series tour by Zimbabwe.

The series will take place in Rawalpindi and Lahore, and features three One-Day Internationals (ODI) and the same number of T20 Internationals (T20I).

The three ODIs, which were originally scheduled to take place on October 30, November 1 and 3 in Multan, have now been shifted to Rawalpindi, due to logistical and operational challenges. The ODI series is part of the Cricket World Cup Super League.

Meanwhile, the T20I leg of the tour has been moved to Lahore, after originally being planned to take place in Rawalpindi.

“After Multan became unavailable due to logistical and operational reasons, we took the opportunity to revisit the entire schedule and have come up with an itinerary that is suitable for the teams, match officials, broadcasters, event staff and other support agencies,” said Zakir Khan, PCB director of international cricket.

“In the meantime, we are also in regular touch with the [Pakistan Meteorological] Department and seeking their forecast for smog during November. We will continue to liaise with the Met Office and monitor the situation, and, if required, will make necessary changes.

“The availability of Rawalpindi has ensured there is no uncertainty for our ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League matches as we aim to collect maximum points from this series to achieve our target of qualifying directly for the ICC’s pinnacle 50-over event,” he added.

Full schedule:
1st ODI: October 30, Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
2nd ODI: November 1, Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
3rd ODI: November 3, Pindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
1st T20I: November 7, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
2nd T20I: November 8, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
3rd T20I: November 10, Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

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