Sri Lanka’s tour of Zimbabwe in jeopardy

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Zimbabwe have asked Sri Lanka to postpone the series indefinitely

Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have announced that the national team’s tour of Zimbabwe in October is in jeopardy after the hosts asked to postpone the series indefinitely.

The Sri Lankans were scheduled to play two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals against Zimbabwe, starting from October 6.

“We received an e-mail from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union seeking a postponement of the tour and the reason given was ‘due to unavoidable circumstances’,” SLC secretary Nishantha Ranatunga said. “No further reasons were given by the Zimbabwe Cricket Union and we are awaiting further clarification on this matter.”

Speaking about the situation, Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa told ESPNcricinfo: “We are in negotiations with Sri Lanka. We are always talking to other home boards, that is the normal course of business. At the opportune time, and when I have heard back from my Sri Lankan colleagues, we will make an announcement.”

According to reports, Zimbabwe do not possess the finances to host Sri Lanka after India toured the country in July and Pakistan earlier this month.

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