ZIM vs PAK 2018: Pakistan's travel plans to Bulawayo delayed due to ZC cash crunch

The 5-match ODI series starts on July 13.

Pakistan had to delay their travel to Bulawayo due to Zimbabwe's cash crunch. (Getty)

The Pakistan Cricket Team that is currently in Zimbabwe to continue their limited overs tour by playing the 5-match ODI series has found itself in an unforeseen circumstance. The visitors, who were in Harare for the first 10 days of their tour playing the T20I triangular with the hosts and Australia, were shifting to Bulawayo for the start of the ODI leg of the tour before a sudden delay halt their travel. 

The tourists had to delay their travel and stay back in Harare after it emerged that they wouldn't have a hotel to stay in. Pakistan were originally scheduled to fly out on Monday, July 9 evening but had to reschedule because the hotel they were due to stay in demanded payment upfront for the booking and Zimbabwe Cricket was initially unable to provide it, which resulted in the cancellation of the booking.

The situation with Pakistan's hotel bookings has since been rectified and the tourists will now fly to Bulawayo - a journey of under an hour by air - on Thursday, July 12, when their rooms become available. They will train on Thursday afternoon, ahead of the first ODI.

Pakistan and Zimbabwe will contest all five ODIs at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo, with the first starting on July 13. 

(Inputs from ESPNcricinfo)


By Kashish Chadha - 11 Jul, 2018

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