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ZCU in touch with government about security in Pakistan

PCB says Zimbabwe Cricket Union in touch with its government about security in Pakistan

ZCU in touch with government about security in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) -- The Zimbabwe Cricket Union has contacted its government about the security situation in Pakistan ahead of next week's tour after militants killed 45 minority Shiites on a bus in southern port city of Karachi on Wednesday.

Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan says officials of the ZCU have informed him that they are "in touch" with their government but so far the tour is on.

"Unless they decide (otherwise) what we know is they are coming and we are ready to host them," Khan told reporters in Lahore on Thursday.

"As soon as we hear something from them we will let you know."

Zimbabwe is scheduled to arrive next Tuesday to play two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals in Lahore in between May 22-31.

No test playing country has toured Pakistan since March 2009 when gunmen attacked on Sri Lanka cricket team bus in Lahore in 2009.

Six police officials, a van driver and several Sri Lankan cricketers were wounded during the attack.

Last month when the itinerary was finalized the PCB said they "vigorously" tried to convince Zimbabwe to split the series in between Lahore and Karachi, but the visiting team's members expressed concern over extensive travel.

Managing ZCU director Alistair Campbell led a five-member security delegation from Zimbabwe to Lahore earlier this month and was given an exhaustive briefing on security in Lahore.

Updated : 2021-09-27 12:20 GMT+08:00