Pakistan 'A' to tour Zimbabwe in August

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official has said they will send their “A” team to Zimbabwe from August 20 as planned, regardless of any sanctions that might be taken next week against the African nation by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) called their 2009 tour of Zimbabwe off on Wednesday under instructions from the British government over the growing violence before Friday’s presidential election run-off.

The ICC’s annual conference begins on Sunday in Dubai and South Africa’s outgoing ICC president Ray Mali has placed Zimbabwe on the agenda for a two-day meeting of the ICC Board, the highest decision-making body, starting on Wednesday when Zimbabwe could face a ban from international cricket.

But an official of the PCB told Reuters on Saturday that Pakistan would go ahead with their scheduled “A” team tour.

“Our tour will take place and our team will play two four-day matches and three one-dayers regardless of what transpires at the ICC meeting,”
the official said, declining to be named.

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