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Int’l cricket returns to Pak, Z’bwe confirm tour

Pakistan is all set to host international cricket after a gap of six years when Zimbabwe visit the Asian country to play three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and two Twenty20 Internationals in May.

Zimbabwe thus will become the first International Cricket Council (ICC) full-member nation to visit Pakistan after the 2009 terrorist attack on a Sri Lankan team bus here. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard. “This would be an auspicious moment for Pakistan cricket and I am positive that it would open doors of international cricket in Pakistan,” PCB chairman Shaharyar Mohammad Khan stated.

“Kenya have already been here for five matches against Pakistan A and I am indeed confident that Zimbabwe’s incident-free tour shall be the harbinger of more and more associate and full member nations visiting us in the months and years to come.”ZC’s security team will visit Lahore on May 4 to review just the arrangements put in place by the PCB with the full backing and support of the Punjab government and various provincial and federal law enforcement agencies. 



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