The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that all the three T20 matches in the series against. Zimbabwe will be shifted to Rawalpindi due to smog in Lahore. While the remaining matches of HBL PSL 2020 will be shifted to Karachi. Smog in Lahore: T20 matches against Zimbabwe shifted to Rawalpindi
Smog in Lahore: T20 matches against Zimbabwe shifted to Rawalpindi
The PCB decided to shift the scheduled matches in Lahore to Rawalpindi and. Karachi next month keeping in view the health of the players due to the possible intensity of smog in Lahore.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan said. That we have been constantly monitoring the changing weather conditions from the last few weeks. As soon as we get information about the increase in smog in Lahore next month. We have decided to move these matches to Rawalpindi and Karachi immediately instead of compromising on the health of the players.
“The PCB regrets that Lahore is not hosting the HBL PSL play-off matches for the second time in a row. But the health of the players and officials is paramount to us,” he said.
“We are pleased that the Zimbabwe Cricket and HBLPSL franchises have acknowledged our decision. On this occasion, we are grateful to them for their co-operation with the federal and provincial agencies,” he said.
It should be noted that a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches will be played between Pakistan and Zimbabwe, which will start on October 30.
The Zimbabwean team has arrived in Pakistan for a series of ODIs and T20s.
The ODI series starting October 30 is very important for Pakistan. Because that’s when the International Cricket Council’s World Cup Super League begins. The top 7 teams will be eligible to participate in the event. While the Indian team has already qualified as the host.
ODIs between Pakistan and Zimbabwe were schedule in Multan. But it was shifted to Rawalpindi due to logistical and operational challenges.