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October 18, 2019
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Pakistan vs Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe issue new dates for Pakistan series

LAHORE: Zimbabwe Cricket Board (ZCB) Chairman Wilson Manase has confirmed new dates to host Pakistan for three Twenty20 matches and three ODIs between September 24 and October 5.

The teams were initially set to play the series between August 17 and September 7, but that plan was “unanimously” put on hold, presumably over Pakistan’s unwillingness to jeopardise their qualification for the 2017 Champions Trophy.

As per the current schedule, the T20 matches will be played first, starting September 26, while the three ODIs will be played in the first week of October, beyond the cut-off date for the Champions Trophy.

Pakistan are currently eighth in the ODI rankings with 90 points, while West Indies are ninth with 88; the result of the Zimbabwe series will not affect Pakistan’s position.