Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) have mutually agreed to end Pakistan women’s ongoing tour after Emirates Airlines announced the suspension of flight operation on Harare-Dubai sector from 13th to 28th February.

Pakistan was leading the three-match series 1-0. The second match was due to be played on Friday while the third and final match was scheduled for Sunday.

However, due to this change in travel policies both boards have decided to end the tour. Pakistan women national cricket team will now return to Pakistan on February 12.

Wasim Khan, Chief Executive PCB said, “It has been a difficult decision considering Zimbabwe Cricket had put in place excellent arrangements for the series. But the decision by the Emirates Airlines to suspend all flights to and from Harare from 13 February to 28 February has meant that we have to bring the squad back in the next 24 hours.  

“We thank Zimbabwe Cricket for their understanding and support, and hope to return at some stage to complete this additional tour.”

Pakistan men’s national cricket team’s tour of Zimbabwe in April as part of the Future Tours Programme (FTP) for two Tests and three T20Is remains intact, though the PCB will continue to monitor the flight and Covid-19 situation. The side is scheduled to arrive in Bulawayo on 17 April.

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