zim vs sri lanka.jpgZimbabwe Cricket is in talks with International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board with the view of engaging Pakistan in a series which should stimulate the quick recovery of Zimbabwe cricket.

 

 

Zimbabwe cricket has stepped up efforts to engage established sides ahead of a return to playing tests by negotiating with the ICC and the Pakistan Cricket Board with the view of clashing with Pakistan in a series which will follow a tour of Bangladesh next year.

 

Zimbabwe Cricket Head of Media and Communications, Shingai Rhuwaya confirmed the ongoing negotiations with the ICC and PCB.

 

“We are talking to all the 10 members of the cricket playing nation’s of the ICC. Our objective is to have a team to tour Pakistan after the Bangladesh series so we have talked to Pakistan but nothing is confirmed at this stage,” Rhuwaya said.   

 

Zimbabwe Cricket’s utterances follow reports from the international media pointing towards a Zim tour of Pakistan to help flood victims in the country.

 

Engaging in a tour with a top side of Pakistan’s calibre is expected to be used as in exposing Zimbabwean players to high competition, especially with the country set to return to test cricket, beginning with an encounter with Bangladesh next year.