Zimbabwe agree to play in Pakistan after security check

Zimbabwe agree to play in Pakistan after security check

Zimbabwe agree to play in Pakistan after security check

Written by Staff Writer

07 May, 2015 | 4:06 pm

Alistair Campbell, Zimbabwe Cricket’s managing director was in Pakistan on Wednesday (May 6th) to assess the security situation in the country ahead of the the upcoming tour.

Zimbabwe have agreed to become the first full member of the International Cricket Council to play in Pakistan since a deadly gun attack targeted the Sri Lanka team in 2009. Six police officers and a driver were killed in the attack.

After a round of tours of the stadiums and talks with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and security officials in Lahore where the matches are to be played, Campbell, part of a four man delegation, expressed satisfaction with the arrangements put in place by the PCB.

“It’s been a long time since teams have come to Pakistan. These talks started last year that we were considering to play some more cricket, we needed to play some more cricket, and we’ve always had close relations with Pakistan and we began negotiations and here we are today,” he said. All the matches will be played at the Qaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Campbell said he has played cricket in almost all the major cities of Pakistan and hoped that soon teams can come back and play in other cities as well.

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