India tour of Zimbabwe confirmed

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Raina was India’s skipper the last time they toured Zimbabwe

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have announced that the national team will be touring Zimbabwe in July-August, contrary to what they said earlier last month.

The tour been in limbo ever since the BCCI put it on hold last month due to the numerous commitments India have.

India will head to Zimbabwe after finishing their scheduled ODI tri-series against Sri Lanka and the West Indies, which ends on July 11.

As of right now, the BCCI have not confirmed how long the tour will be, but there have been reports stating that the ODI series has been extended to five matches from the original three.

The tour was given the green light at the BCCI working committee’s emergent meeting in Delhi.

However, the national selectors may not include all the regular faces in India’s squad as many of them are in desperate need of rest after having whitewashed Australia in their four-Test series at home before flying to England and triumphing in the last ever Champions Trophy.

India last toured Zimbabwe in 2010, where Suresh Raina was captain of the squad that was sent to the African nation.

During that tour, India failed to qualify for the finals of the ODI tri-series.

After their tour against Zimbabwe, India are scheduled for a much-needed rest, unless negotiations between the BCCI and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to hold a series are finalised.

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