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Zimbabwe set to become first cricket team to tour Pakistan after March 2009

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  1. Anees

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    KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Zimbabwe will be the first Test team to tour Pakistan since 2009, but remained unclear about the venues for the limited over series.

    "Zimbabwe is going to tour Pakistan for a week from mid-May," PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore.

    The schedule of the ODI series is yet to be confirmed. It could be either a five or three ODI series and two Twenty20 matches.

    But sources in the board told PTI that while the PCB was planning matches at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore and one or two games at a different venue, they had not been able to finalise the venues as yet due to security issues.

    Khan did confirm that the PCB was in touch with authorities to have some matches at a venue in Karachi but sources said it could be the Arabian Country Club on the outskirts of Karachi or the Southend club in Defence Housing Authority.

    The plan to use these venues is because the PCB does not want any travelling for the visiting team and both venues have accommodation and other facilities close to the ground.

    Khan said a security delegation from Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan this week to review the arrangements after which the final itinerary would be announced.

    A source said Zimbabwe cricket union was more interested in playing all the matches in Lahore.

    No Test team has toured Pakistan since March, 2009 when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

    Khan said that the PCB had got special permission from the International Cricket Council to appoint Pakistani referees and umpires for the series and the matches would be given international status.

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    Zimbabwe set to become first cricket team to tour Pakistan after March 2009 - The Economic Times
     
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    More to follow. :tup:
     
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    Good for Pakistan cricket! Good for world cricket !
     
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    I wish we had a International Stadium here in Islamabad, its safest city in Pak and would have been much easier to host International matches here.
     
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    Great news. God-willing this will be a successful and safe tour.
     
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    Aren't they making a cool one ?
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    Best of luck to Zimbabweans. :tup:
     
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    Really? I live in Islamabad and never heard about it. Great news if true..
     
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    Google search it .
     
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    As per initial reports, its Karachi where they are gonna play all the matches. Its still unofficial.
     
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    cool.
    Karachiiiiiiiiii!!!
    But the op is stilll on? Better be lahore. Though karachi would be a very cool venue IMO.
    Few months back when these plans were under consideration i noticed indians on news sites posting nasty comments like such, oh look its zimbabwe some very weak team visiting you. thats all u pakistanis cud get.
    Bah!! Like it matters, arrogance always comes back as a slap on ones face.
     
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    Great hope more will follow the suit....

    :pakistan::pakistan::pakistan:
     
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    :o::o: Where do that attack actually take place at Siri Lankan team ?? :crazy:

    Safest place for people of LAL Masjid and likewise.
    Its just a matter of time when they want to charge just to tarnish our face in front of international community.

    Thats a beautiful concept I would love to see this in Pakistan no matter where ever they make it ISB or any where.