Zimbabwe to play Test match against Pakistan

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2011, 08:59 AM IST

Lahore: Zimbabwe will host a Test match against Pakistan in August, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said.

Zimbabwe, who have not played Test cricket since 2005 after suspending their status due to political problems in the country, are due to play a Test match and two one-day internationals against Pakistan.

"We will be touring Zimbabwe in August to play the lone test and ODIs and we then host Sri Lanka for a future tours program series," a PCB official said.

The Zimbabwe cricket union voluntarily suspended its Test status in 2006 when the country was engulfed in political turmoil, forcing many leading players to retire from international cricket.

Zimbabwe, also hoping to play a Test against Bangladesh in 2011, offered to tour Pakistan last year following the refusal of other teams to visit the country because of security concerns after the attack on the Sri Lankan team in 2009.

Bureau Report