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The second-string Indian team will tour Zimbabwe for a five-match T20I series starting July 6, the country's cricket board announced on Tuesday. No top Indian players are likely to feature in the series, which takes place immediately after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies on June 29, as has been the case during previous tours to the African nation. Year. The five matches will be held at the Harare Sports Club on 6, 7, 10, 13 and 14 July.
“Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that Zimbabwe will host India for a five-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series in July. The series is scheduled to be held from February 6 to 12. It is scheduled to take place in Harare on 14 July 2024,” ZC said in a release.
The tour was confirmed after fruitful discussions between the ZC and BCCI, the primary objective of which is to strengthen bilateral relations and promote the spirit of cooperation between the two cricket boards.
BCCI Secretary Jay Shah said, “BCCI has always played a leading role in contributing to the global cricket community. We understand that this is the time to rebuild Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Cricket needs our support at this time. Our pledge reflects a shared vision for the growth and prosperity of cricket on the international stage.”
Expressing his excitement, ZC President Tavengwa Mukuhlani said: “We are absolutely thrilled to host India for the T20I series in July, which will be our biggest international attraction on home soil this year.” A tour by the Indian team takes care of Zimbabwe's TV revenue for the entire year.
“The game of cricket has always benefited greatly from India's influence and dedication to the game and I would like to once again thank the BCCI very much for committing to the Zimbabwe tour,” Mukuhlani said.
“The importance and magnitude of this tour cannot be overemphasized, especially as it comes at a time when we are working around the clock to re-establish ourselves as a force to be reckoned with at the highest levels of the game. Are.”
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