Zimbabwe will not travel to Bangladesh for tri-nation series
Due to the ban by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Zimbabwe won’t be able to take part in the T20 tri-nation series, which was set to happen in September,
Zimbabwe Cricket released a statement on Saturday that they won’t be travelling to Bangladesh in September for the tri-nation series due to the suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
The suspension means Zimbabwe won’t be allowed to participate in any International matches neither the players can play in domestic. They also won’t be able to able to feature in the women’s and men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, respectively scheduled for Scotland in August-September and Dubai in September-October, as of now.
With Zimbabwe not allowed to participate, the series is likely to be converted into a bilateral series between Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
The Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) meanwhile has also requested the ICC to rethink solutions around reinstating Zimbabwe back.
“The Zimbabwean players have endured years of hardship under the previous board of ZC. This has included many instances of non-payment and frequent breaches of their playing contracts. We have asked ICC to consider some mechanism to enable player contracts to be honoured despite the unfortunate suspension of the new board of ZC.”
“Some of the domestic players in Zimbabwe live a hand-to-mouth existence, and there is an important ‘human’ element to this situation which we believe needs to be addressed,” Tony Irish said.