ZC turns to Afghanistan

HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is trying to lure Afghanistan to replace Bangladesh, who cancelled the Zimbabwe A tour that was scheduled for next month.

The Zimbabwe national team hosts South Africa in a one-off Test match from August 9 before engaging the Proteas in three ODIs.

Australia, who will be travelling to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade, will then join the hosts and South Africa for a one-day triangular series beginning on August 25.

In order to prepare for the Proteas and the Aussies’ visit, ZC had lined up a tour for the Zimbabwe A side to travel to Bangladesh.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board, however, decided to cancel the tour which comprised of two four-day games and three one-day matches, because it coincided with the monsoon season.

The sub-continent nation is currently experiencing relentless heavy rains that make it impossible to play cricket matches.

“We are talking to Afghanistan to finalise the details about the planned tour, which we will host,” ZC spokesperson Lovemore Banda told the Daily News on Sunday.

“As of now the tour comprises four One-Day International (ODI) games but we would like to add a couple of one-day and four-day matches for the Zimbabwe A side so we are discussing that now after which we will release the itinerary.”

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