Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket have decided to close the curtains on ongoing Pakistan’s Zimbabwe tour to the Harare Sports Club. Pakistan Women’s team had travelled to Zimbabwe for three 50-overs matches and two Twenty20 games at the Harare Sports Club, but due to the change in the travel policies of the Emirates Airlines, the carrier of the Pakistan team, the tour had to be ended midway.
Both the teams played their first 50-overs match on Tuesday and were gearing up for the second game scheduled for Wednesday. However, due to the latest development, the visitors would be flying back on February 12.
The Pakistan team won the first match, the first game they played on the Zimbabwe soil. It was the first time the team had toured Zimbabwe for a series.
“It has been a difficult decision considering Zimbabwe Cricket had put in place excellent arrangements for the series. But the decision by the Emirates Airlines to suspend all flights to and from Harare from 13 February to 28 February has meant that we have to bring the squad back in the next 24 hours,” PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said in an official statement.
“We thank Zimbabwe Cricket for their understanding and support, and hope to return at some stage to complete this additional tour.”