22 April, Islamabad
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that Zimbabwe will be the first Test team to tour Pakistan since 2009. PCB Chairman, Shaharyar Khan told the media in Lahore that Zimbabwe would be touring Pakistan for a week from mid-May.
The schedule of the ODI series is yet to be confirmed. It could be either a five or three-match ODI series and two Twenty20 matches. Khan said a security delegation from Zimbabwe will visit Pakistan this week to review the arrangements after which the final itinerary would be announced.
No Test team has toured Pakistan since March, 2009 when militants attacked the Sri Lankan team in Lahore.
Khan said that the PCB had got special permission from the International Cricket Council to appoint Pakistani referees and umpires for the series and the matches would be given international status.