‘Pakistan safe’ Zim set to send cricket team for tour

Minister Makhosini Hlongwane

Minister Makhosini Hlongwane

ISLAMABAD — Good news is pouring in after the huge success of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore.

The recent development is that Zimbabwe has signalled its intent to send its cricket squad to Pakistan.

It was announced by Zimbabwe Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane, who held a meeting with Federal Minister for Inter Provincial Co-ordination Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada.

The two sides discussed possibilities of bilateral tours between the two countries in the coming months.

Hlongwane was leading a delegation that called on the minister, a day after meeting the country’s cricket board chairman Shaharyar Khan.

Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani is also in the delegation.

During the meeting, on behalf of the government of Pakistan, Pirzada formally invited the Zimbabwe government to send a cricket team to Pakistan.

The Zimbabwe authorities positively responded to Pakistan’s invitation. Hlongwane assured that he would ask his country’s cricket board to consider sending the team to Pakistan.

Hlongwane was of the view that Pakistan is a safe country for cricket.

He applauded the smooth conduct of the PSL final and thanked the government for foolproof security arrangements.

He also thanked the people of Pakistan for their warm hospitality. — Samaa.

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