Zimbabwe’s tour of Australia has been postponed. Zimbabwe was scheduled to travel to Australia in August to play three ODIs. Cricket Australia said in a statement on Tuesday that both boards had agreed to suspend the series. The Australian was supposed to return to international cricket with this series. They wanted to host Zimbabwe during the announcement of the domestic summer schedule for the 2020-21 season, but due to Covid-19 Zimbabwe vs Australia series has been postponed.
Cricket Australia said in a statement that “the series has been canceled due to short-termites, the amount of ‘bio-secure’ measures required before August, and the health and safety of cricketers, match officials and volunteers.”
Cricket Australia’s acting chief executive Nick Hawkley said: “We are disappointed to have postponed the series. However, the CA (Cricket Australia) and ZC (Zimbabwe Cricket) cricketers, match officials, volunteers, and the spectators agreed to this decision, which is the most practical and prudent decision. We will continue to work with Zimbabwe Cricket for a revised schedule for this series. ”
“We were thrilled to face Australia,” said Gilmore McConaughey, acting managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket. However, in the current situation, there was no way but to postpone the visit. However, we will try to reschedule the series as soon as possible. ”
The Zimbabwe vs Australia series was scheduled to take place between August 9-15 which has been postponed, but the venue was only confirmed for the last ODI. Earlier, Australia head coach Justin Langer said the series was not in their sights at the moment. They are considering bringing together cricketers for a limited-overs series in England in September. Earlier, India also canceled their tour of Zimbabwe. Their next series in FTP is with Sri Lanka.