India's tour of Zimbabwe clouded in doubt

India's tour of Zimbabwe clouded in doubt
India's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe has landed in doubt due to an ongoing tussle between the Board of Control for Cricket in India and Zimbabwe Cricket's broadcasting sponsor Ten Sports.
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India's upcoming tour of Zimbabwe has landed in doubt due to an ongoing tussle between the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India and Zimbabwe Cricket's (ZC) broadcasting sponsor Ten Sports.

ZC, has issued a media release voicing their concerns on the reports, stating that they are constantly interacting with both the BCCI and Ten Sports over the issue. 

Wilson Manase, chairman of ZC and Wilfred Mukondiwa, the Chief Executive of ZC, will be meeting the BCCI executives in the upcoming International Cricket Council Annual Conference Week which starts on Monday, 22nd June.

Manase stated that the tour could be postponed to next year if the issues take longer to resolve considering that the two boards reach a conclusion regarding the same.

“If the matters take too long to resolve, ZC and the BCCI might mutually agree to push the tour to next year.”

Discrediting reports that spoke of a concern over issue of Visas to players, Manase clarified that the board is yet to approach the local authorities, in connection with the tour, which it yet to be confirmed.  

“Cricket is a national sport and ZC enjoys a cordial relationship with all relevant government offices so the acquisition of visas is not an issue.

“The substantive issues are what we will discuss in Barbados.” 

India are tentatively slated to play three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals in Zimbabwe starting from 10th July onwards.  

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