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Chevrons’ tour of Australia called off

STAFF WRITER

Zimbabwe senior national cricket team, the Chevrons, will not be touring Australia in August for a three One Day Internationals (ODIs) due to a combination of factors including the threat posed by coronavirus pandemic and the short length of the series.

The spread of coronavirus has played havoc with cricket scheduling globally.

Both boards- the Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and Cricket Australia (CA) said the situation is not feasible for the games to go ahead.

But, they remain committed to the series at a later date.

“While we are disappointed to postpone the series, CA and ZC agree that in the best interest of players, match officials, volunteers as well as our fans, that this is the most practical and sensible decision. We are committed to working with ZC on alternative dates to reschedule,”interim CA CEO, Nick Hockley, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Acting ZC managing director, Givemore Makoni, said: “We were excited about facing Australia but, given the circumstances, deferring the tour was the only option.

“We are, however, looking forward to the rescheduling of the series as soon as practically possible.”

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