Lahore likely to host Zimbabwe ODIs instead of Multan

The visitors are scheduled to play three matches during the series

Lahore likely to host Zimbabwe ODIs instead of Multan PHOTO: AFP

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to shift the One-day International (ODI) matches, during Zimbabwe’s tour, from Multan to Lahore after disagreement with the former’s district government.

According to sources, the PCB has removed Multan from the list of venues for Zimbabwe tour after the local organisers asked for Rs.200 million for hosting the three matches, inorder to cover for expenses. The board is unimpressed with this demand which is why it has decided to change the venue.

The PCB has already began the discussions with the local authorities in Lahore for holding the matches and a final decision in this regard will be taken soon.

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Zimbabwe Cricket have also been informed about the development but they haven’t showcased any reservations on the venue change.

It must be noted that the Multan’s commissioner had sent PCB a bill in excess of Rs.150 million for the PSL 5 matches held in Multan this year.

Zimbabwe team is set to arrive in Pakistan on October 20. The PCB has already started its preparations to create a bio-secure environment for the series. The matches are likely to be played behind closed doors.

The T20 matches during the tour will be played in Rawalpindi.


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