Zimbabwe Move Second Test To Harare

Zimbabwe and Pakistan will play the second Test in Harare
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Zimbabwe will play Pakistan in the second Test of their two-match series that begins next week in Harare.

The build-up to the Pakistan series was disrupted by threats of a player strike over unpaid salaries and Sean Williams refused to play in the opening match.

Harare will therefore play host to both Tests - the first of which is already underway - as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) looks to cut costs.

Reuters report that logistical reasons were also cited as a reason for not playing the second Test in Bulawayo, adding that Sri Lanka have been asked by Zimbabwe to postpone a scheduled tour later this year.

The Sri Lankans are due to play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in October and November.

However, final confirmation that the tour is off has yet to be relayed to Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

The second Test against Pakistan begins on 10th September.

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Fixtures & Results
23rd August: 1st T20I, Harare
PAK 161-5 beat ZIM 136-5 by 25 runs
24th August: 2nd T20I, Harare
PAK 179-1 beat ZIM 160-6 by 19 runs
27th August: 1st ODI, Harare
ZIM 246-3 beat PAK 244-7 by 7 wickets
29th August: 2nd ODI, Harare
PAK 299-4 beat ZIM 209 by 90 runs
31st August: 3rd ODI, Harare
PAK 260-6 beat ZIM 152 by 108 runs
3rd-7th September: 1st Test, Harare
PAK 249 & 419-9d beat ZIM 327 & 120 by 221 runs
10th-14th September: 2nd Test, Harare
ZIM 294 & 199 beat PAK 230 & 239 by 24 runs