Zimbabwe Cricket has officially called off their T20I series against Afghanistan due to the surging cases of COVID-19 in the country.
Supposedly, Zimbabwe and Afghanistan were supposed to face off this month with a five-match T20I series. However, Zimbabwe Cricket has officially decided to call off the said series as COVID-19 took its toll on the country. With that, they had really pushed to cancel the series so as to avoid a wider spread of the virus.
As per ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni, ‘We were keen to see the imminent and safe return of cricket, but we understand the Government's health concerns and accept that cancelling the proposed tour is sensible and in the best interest of players, match officials, volunteers, service providers, fans and the wider community’.
‘The ACB understands that under the current situation where the COVID-19 pandemic still poses a grave threat to the health and safety of everyone concerned, it is not currently feasible for the series to be held’, Makoni added.
The series was highly anticipated by the ZC as 2020 was supposed to be a busy year. However, due to the pandemic, they had been forced to limit their cricket activities so as to guarantee safety in the country. That is also the reason why India’s three ODI series in the country had also been postponed. To learn more about T20Is and ODIs, visit Betwala.
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