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All-rounder Sikandar Raza has resolved his contract problems with Zimbabwe Cricket and has been added to the squad that will tour Bangladesh next month.
Raza was not offered a new central contract after Zimbabwe Cricket claimed that he had breached the conditions of his previous contract.
However, after meeting with the board’s contracts committee on Monday, Raza is set to be given a new central contract and will feature in the national team’s series against Bangladesh, which will consist of three ODIs and two Tests.
“I am extremely delighted with the news, and thanks to ZC, who quickly sorted out my issues,” Raza was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “I just want to put this behind me and concentrate on and enjoy my cricket.”
The board’s acting managing director Givemore Makoni added: “We are pleased to have found common ground with Sikandar, who is is one of our best players. We welcome him back to the national team set-up, and we hope he will contribute immensely in Bangladesh and in future tours.”
Raza, however, still won’t play any part in Zimbabwe’s limited overs tour of South Africa, which comprises of three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals, and begins on Sunday.