Zimbabwe in Pakistan, 2007-08

Sialkot unfit to host international match

Cricinfo staff

December 18, 2007

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Pakistan's plans to adopt a ground rotation policy for next month's home series against Zimbabwe suffered a minor setback after Jinnah Stadium in Sialkot was declared dangerous for spectators.

A PCB official told The News that the idea of holding an ODI at Jinnah Stadium was dropped after it was discovered that one of the pavilions at the stadium was in "pretty bad shape".

"It would have been risky to stage a match in Sialkot because of that particular pavilion," the official said. "Also the road leading to the stadium is in a shambles. We will now host an international match in Sialkot sometime later."

Sialkot hasn't hosted an international match for over ten years. A Quaid-e-Azam trophy first-round match between National Bank of Pakistan and Sialkot was abandoned due to unplayable pitch conditions in October.

Zimbabwe arrive in Pakistan on January 12 for a series of five ODIs and a three-day and four-day game.

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