Canada to tour Zim in January

HARARE - Canada will tour Zimbabwe for four One-Day International (ODI) matches early January – five years after the North Americans cancelled a scheduled visit here due to health reasons.

A one-day series between the two countries was called off in 2009 after the Canadian government issued a health warning for the African nation.

"We've cancelled the tour because there are concerns about Canada being able to field a strong side in Zimbabwe as well as taking into account the Canada government's health advisory for Zimbabwe at this time," the Canadian cricket board wrote to ZC at the time.

It would have been the ICC associate side’s first overseas tour to a Full Member nation.

But having failed to qualify for February’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the North Africans are keen on some game time while Zimbabwe will use the games as part of their World Cup preparations.

The Canadians will arrive in Harare on January 3 ahead of the first ODI three days later.

The second ODI will be played on January 8 with the third and fourth slated for January 10 and 12 respectively. They fly back home on January 13.

Venues are yet to be confirmed.

Comments (4)

Since when was Canada a NORTH AFRICAN country!? Do your reports know any fair bit of geography Mr Editor? Fix that mistake and show us some standards.

Koshen - 18 December 2014

Austin Katsonga and the entire Daily News editorial team you are a disgrace. The whole team has failed dismally to know that Canada is in North America. When we went to school we were given World Atlas books to avoid such a national embarassment.

Gamatox - 18 December 2014

Austin Katsonga and the entire Daily News editorial team you are a disgrace. The whole team has failed dismally to know that Canada is in North America. When we went to school we were given World Atlas books to avoid such a national embarassment.

Gamatox - 18 December 2014

Eish, these kind of mistakes are an embarrassment, given we pride ourselves as learned and knowledgable.

Inini1545 - 18 December 2014

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