The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) yesterday finally confirmed that India would come to Zimbabwe soon after finishing their tri-series in the West Indies, involving Sri Lanka as the third team. India’s tour of Zimbabwe will be in July – August.
“We have always been confident that India would tour the country because the Indian board had said nothing to the contrary.”
“The only issue that’s left is the confirmation of the schedule which should be released as soon as the two boards have agreed on the dates,” Lovemore Banda, ZC’s media and communications manager.
The BCCI didn’t specify how long the tour will be, but there have been reports that it has been extended to five ODIs from the original three.
|Fast facts about Zimbabwe Cricket:|
|Elected as associate member of ICC||21st July 1981|
|First year Zim participated in the World Cup Cricket||1983|
|Current coach||Andy Waller|
|Current captain||Brendan Taylor|
|India last toured to Zimbabwe||2010|
The Indian national team players have been on the road since the start of the home series against England last November.
India last toured Zimbabwe in 2010 when Suresh Raina captained a young side, and India didn’t make it to the final of the one-day tri-series which also included Sri Lanka.
Reports suggest there won’t be dynamic changes to the side this time.
Meanwhile, the confirmation of the Indian tour will come as good news to newly appointed coach Andy Waller as it will be his first assignment since taking over as head coach after the Bangladesh series.
English County Cricket Club Yorkshire’s strength and conditioning coach Tom Summers is also expected in the country on Friday for a five-day fitness training session with the team ahead of the tour.
Date: 14 June 2013