Pakistan's tour of Zimbabwe called off

Karachi: Pakistan team's tour of Zimbabwe next month and a planned tri-series ODI tournament there have been called off after mutual understanding between the two countries.

A Pakistan Cricket Board official confirmed to PTI that the tour was officially off. "It is true we were having second thoughts about playing a tri-series with West Indies but the Zimbabwe Board was also facing problems securing sponsors for the tour.

So basically the tour is off with mutual understanding," the official said. He said the PCB had told Zimbabwe that it would definitely undertake a full tour in the near future whenever both countries were able to secure a window for the bilateral series.

The calling off of the tour to Zimbabwe has come about after Pakistan side outclassed Sri Lanka to gain 3-1 lead in the ongoing five match ODI series.

Zimbabwe became the first Test side to play in Pakistan in May six years after militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.

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