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Zimbabwe to host Pakistan for Test, T20I series

Zimbabwe Vs Pakistan cricket match

Zimbabwe will host Pakistan in April-May for two Test matches and three Twenty20 International (T20I) games.

 

All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club, with no spectators allowed in the stadium.

 

The tour will begin with the T20I series scheduled for 21, 23, and 25 April – the matches are set to start at 1100 hours local time.

 

The first Test match is pencilled in for 29 April-3 May, while the second one is set for 7-11 May, with play scheduled to start at 0930 hours local time.

 

Pakistan are expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on 17 April.

 

The series will be held in a bio-secure bubble, which simply refers to an environment that is aimed at keeping the teams relatively isolated from the outside world so as to greatly minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection.

 

As a result, only those directly involved in the tour – players, technical staffers, match officials and those offering the necessary support services – are the only people who will be permitted access to the stadium and the hotel accommodating the teams.

 

This will see both Zimbabwe and Pakistan players and support staff undergoing several COVID-19 tests during the tour.

 

Apart from being expected to strictly adhere to all coronavirus protocols such as sanitisation and physical distancing, all individuals within the bio-secure bubble will be monitored daily through temperature and symptom checks.

 

Other measures put in place by Zimbabwe Cricket include the daily disinfection and cleaning of the cricket facilities – including changing rooms, toilets, offices, the media centre, walkways, and car parks.

 

FIXTURES: ZIMBABWE VS PAKISTAN – APRIL-MAY 2021

 

DATES

MATCH

VENUE

START TIME

21 April 2021

1st T20I

Harare Sports Club

1100 hours

23 April 2021

2nd T20I

Harare Sports Club

1100 hours

25 April 2021

3rd T20I

Harare Sports Club

1100 hours

29 April-3 May 2021

1st Test

Harare Sports Club

0930 hours

7-11 May 2021

2nd Test

Harare Sports Club

0930 hours

 

SOURCE: ZIMBABWE CRICKET

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