On a request from the Embassy of India in Harare, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has not despatched its nationwide coach Lalchand Rajput, a former India cricketer, together with its group that landed in Pakistan on Tuesday. Earlier, the Pakistani embassy has issued Rajput the visa for the October-November tour.
Zimbabwe are to play a limited-overs sequence in Pakistan.
In an announcement, ZC, the nationwide cricket board, mentioned that Rajput had the required clearance from the Embassy of Pakistan however could not go after the Embassy of India in Harare wrote to them, requesting Rajput to be “exempted” from the tour.
“Zimbabwe head coach Lalchand Rajput will miss the Pakistan tour after the Embassy of India in Harare wrote to Zimbabwe Cricket asking that he be exempted from visiting Pakistan. The Embassy of Pakistan in Harare had issued a visa to Rajput,” ZC mentioned on its Twitter deal with.
In Rajput’s absence, bowling coach Douglas Hondo will function the appearing head coach on the tour.
Zimbabwe are scheduled to play three ODIs and as many T20Is in Pakistan. Whereas the ODIs, a part of ICC World Cup Tremendous League, will probably be performed on October 30, November 1, and three in Rawalpindi, the T20Is are scheduled for November 7, 8, and 10 in Lahore.
Rajput is a former supervisor of the Indian group that received the T20 World Cup in 2007 performed in South Africa. In Could 2018, he was named as interim head coach of Zimbabwe and in August 2018, he was appointed in that function on a everlasting foundation.