DHAKA: Zimbabwe Cricket Saturday (July 20) announced that the team will not travel to Bangladesh for the T20 tri-series following suspension of its membership from International Cricket Council (ICC).
In theses circumstances, the future of the T20 series that also includes Afghanistan in September is now uncertain.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) asked Zimbabwe to review their decision regarding the tour. But they have decided not to travel to Dhaka. BCB now wants to arrange a bilateral series with Afghanistan.
Earlier on Thursday (July 21), the ICC suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect for failing to fulfill their obligation of ensuring that there is no government interference in its administration.
"To exacerbate the matter, ZC will not be able to stage first domestic competitions nor to fulfill its Future Tours Programme (FTP) and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20 triangular series that also includes Afghanistan in September,” said Zimbabwe Cricket board in a press statement.
Zimbabwe was scheduled to travel to Bangladesh to play T20 tri-series in September that includes Afghanistan and the home side.
As a result, Zimbabwe's men and women teams will also not be able to participate in the qualifying round of upcoming T20 World Cup.
BDST: 1420 HRS, JULY 21, 2019