The COVID-19 outburst has brought the world to a standstill. A number of cricketing tournaments including the Indian Premier League (IPL) have either been canceled or postponed and now Zimbabwe’s tour to Australia is the new addition to this.
Australia were slated to host to Zimbabwe in a three-match ODI series in August but the fixtures have now been postponed indefinitely.
“While we are disappointed to postpone the series, CA and ZC agree that in the best interest of players, match officials, volunteers as well as our fans, that this is the most practical and sensible decision,” said interim CA chief executive Nick Hockley.
The pandemic has also put dark clouds on the men’s World T20 that scheduled to take place in Australia later this year. Australia hosted women’s World T20 earlier this year.
Earlier, the IPL was also postponed for an indefinite time while the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also postponed India’s tour to Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe respectively.
Indian team was due to tour Srilanka in late June and play 3 ODIs and 3 T/20 matches there. After that Indian team was supposed to tour Zimbabwe in July for a 3 match T-20 series.