Australia are confident that the T20I tri-series involving Pakistan and hosts Zimbabwe will go on as planned despite a bomb scare that occurred in Bulawayo over thee weekend.
However, skipper Aaron Finch, who is set to lead Australia on the park in the one-off T20I against England today, exuded confidence that the tour will go on as per plans. “We were briefed on it last night by Frank (Dimasi) our security guy and all systems go,” Finch said. “With DFAT, the Australian Government and Cricket Australia, they’ll make sure that all the due diligence is done to make sure it is safe.
“But at this stage I haven’t heard any unease from the player in regards to going.”
The series with the top-two ranked T20I sides that begins on July 1, is not an ICC event and that means all security arrangements are the responsibility of the member boards involved. But it is believed that the global cricket body is assessing the security arrangements too, with respect to its match officials for the tour. Seven matches, including the final on July 8, are to be played in Harare.