Pakistan offers Zimbabwe to play T20s instead of ODIs

The men in green will not face qualification dilemma anymore if West Indies are not included in the Zimbabwe tour

Sports Desk July 24, 2015
Pakistan has offered Zimbabwe to playa T20 series instead of ODIs. PHOTO: SHAFIQ MALIK/ EXPRESS

Pakistan after taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in the series against Sri Lanka has now forwarded Zimbabwe with an offer to play a T20 series rather than ODIs, Express News reported on Friday.

According to the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Pakistan has not yet signed an MoU to play the series in August.

Earlier, West Indies was invited to play a tri-series when Pakistan was supposed to visit Zimbabwe for a reciprocal visit in August.

Pakistan currently stand on the eighth position with 90 points while West Indies are ninth on the International Cricket Council's ODI team rankings.

If West Indies is not called in for a series in Zimbabwe, then Pakistan will have easily qualified for the 2017 Champions Trophy scheduled to be held in England even if they lose the last ODI to Sri Lanka in the ongoing five-match series.


Alejandaro | 8 years ago | Reply My opinion is both boards have tough schedule already... there is no harm is POSTPONE a tour. This tour must take place right after T20 WC 2016.
Waseem Sarwar | 8 years ago | Reply @Ayaz: We promised Zimbabwe for this return tour when we were trying to convince them to come in Pakistan. I think we have a moral and ethical obligation to tour them.
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