Wednesday, May 27, 2020 01:45:29 AM
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has confirmed that India will be touring the African nation to play 3 ODIs and 2 T20s in the month of July. The scheduled ariival of the Indian team in Harare is July 7.
Speaking to NewsDay Sport, ZC Managing Director, Alistair Campbell, said that both the boards have agreed to play the series and the dates and the venues will be released soon.
"I can confirm that it's now a done deal. India are arriving on July 7 and will leave on the 20th after playing three ODIs and two T20s," Campbell told NewsDay Sport.
Campbell further went on to add that all the matches on tour will be held in Harare. "The schedule for the matches is almost done and should be released later this week. However, I can confirm that all the India matches will be played in Harare," he said.
The last time India toured Zimbabwe, Virat Kohli was the captain and India won the series 5-0 back in 2013.
New Zealand, Pakistan and West Indies are also in turn to play bilateral series against Zimbabwe this year, which will be followed by the India series.
"We are very pleased that India are coming... that New Zealand are coming just a week after India's departure. There's also Pakistan who are coming in August as part of the benefits for our tour there recently and there is another tour by West Indies," Campbell said.
Zimbabwe coach Dav Whatmore seemed to be pleased at the prospect of playing more cricket.
"The only way we can improve is by competition," said Whatmore. "I am pleased that we have a good number of matches lined up, just like any Full [ICC] Member. Next up is India and we will be looking to continue improving."