Sri Lanka's Zimbabwe tour in doubt
Sri Lanka's tour of Zimbabwe is in doubt with the SLC saying the hosts have sought a postponement. Sri Lanka were scheduled to tour Zimbabwe from October 6 to November 4 for two Tests, three ODIs and two T20s.
"We received an e-mail from the Zimbabwe Cricket Union seeking a postponement of the tour and the reason given was 'due to unavoidable circumstances'," Nishantha Ranatunga, secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, said. "No further reasons were given by the Zimbabwe Cricket Union and we are awaiting further clarification on this matter."
Wilfred Mukondiwa, MD of Zimbabwe Cricket, told ESPNcricinfo: "We are in negotiations with Sri Lanka. We are always talking to other home boards, that is the normal course of business. At the opportune time, and when I have heard back from my Sri Lankan colleagues, we will make an announcement."
According to recent reports, ZC, which hosted India in July and is currently hosting Pakistan, is not in the best financial position to host a third country within the space of four months. Following the threat of a player boycott before the Pakistan series, the board had also agreed to pay its cricketers match fees. Earlier this month, the boards had made a change to the schedule, adding two T20s to the existing Future Tours Programme schedule of two Tests and three ODIs.