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Zimbabwe head coach exempted from touring Pakistan


Zimbabwe Cricket landed to Pakistan on Tuesday without their head coach Lalchand Rajput. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that he will miss the tour.

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Zimbabwe are set to return to international cricket after more than eight months. The series will be their first assignment during this pandemic period. They will play three ODIs and three T20Is against the host Pakistan.

While the team landed in Islamabad on Tuesday, it was a shock of disbelief when it was noticed that Zimbabwe travelled without their head coach Lanchand Rajput. A couple of hours later, Pakistan Cricket Board (Phad the required clearance from the Embassy of Pakistan but couldn’t go after the Embassy of India in HarareCB) told media that the Zimbabwe coach will not tour Pakistan.

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Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Cricket said in a release that their head coach had the required clearance from the Embassy of Pakistan but couldn’t go after the Embassy of India in Harare.

Rajput, who is a former India international player was exempted from visiting Pakistan for the limited-overs tour in accordance with the travel guidelines stipulated by the Government of India for its citizens.

“The Embassy of India in Harare wrote to Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) asking that Rajput, who is an Indian national, be exempted from visiting Pakistan for the limited-overs tour in accordance with the travel guidelines stipulated by the Government of India for its citizens. The Embassy of Pakistan in Harare had issued a visa to Rajput.”

It has also been confirmed that owling coach Douglas Hondo will take over as interim head coach for the tour in the absence of Rajput.

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