By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE will host Pakistan in April-May for two Test matches and three Twenty international (T20I) games.
All the matches will be played at Harare Sports Club, with no spectators allowed in the stadium.
The tour will begin with the T20I series scheduled for 21, 23 and 25 April .
Matches are set to start 1100 hours local time.
The first Test match is pencilled in for 29 April-3 May, while the second one is set for 7-11 May, with play scheduled to start at 0930 hours local time.
Outlining how the series will be held Zim Cricket Media and Communications Manager Darlington Majonga reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to adhering to Covid-19 set guidelines.
The series will be held in a bio-secure bubble, which simply refers to an environment that is aimed at keeping the teams relatively isolated from the outside world so as to greatly minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection,
As a result, only those directly involved in the tour – players, technical staffers, match officials and those offering the necessary support services are the only people who will be permitted access to the stadium and the hotel accommodating the teams,he said.
Apart from being expected to strictly adhere to all coronavirus protocols such as sanitisation and physical distancing, all individuals within the bio-secure bubble will be monitored daily through temperature and symptom checks.
Other measures put in place by Zimbabwe Cricket include the daily disinfection and cleaning of the cricket facilities – including changing rooms, toilets, offices, the media centre, walkways and car parks.
Pakistan are expected to arrive in Zimbabwe on 17 April.