According to the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, Zimbabwe have informed that they are not going to travel to Bangladesh for the series
The BCB will have to reorganize the scheduled tri-nation T20I series at home involving Afghanistan and Zimbabwe in September this year.
According to the BCB CEO Nizamuddin Chowdhury, Zimbabwe have informed that they are not going to travel to Bangladesh for the series.
The decision by Zimbabwe Cricket was driven from its suspension as an ICC member recently.
The ICC following an annual conference last week suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference.
The decision from the global sports body had cast shadow over the future of the sport in the African nation and pulling out of the tri-series in Bangladesh is one of its first effects.
“We spoke to their [ZC] CEO and board president. Since the media release [from them] was circulated Friday, we will make our decision in light of the current scenario. We will try to communicate with them to find out how things will turn out now,” said Nizamuddin to the media. “We took Zimbabwe onboard due to their request. We had identified that the series will be more competitive if it’s a tri-series. Our commitment with Afghanistan will continue. Our sponsors are aware of the current situation,” the high-up added.
The annual ICC event had concluded last week and an unanimous decision was taken after they felt that ZC had not been able to provide a process for conducting free and democratic elections.