A THREE-MATCH one-day series between Zimbabwe and South Africa later this month has been put on hold, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Wednesday.
CSA chief exec
utive Gerald Majola told Reuters that new coach Mickey Arthur had requested the “warm-up” matches for the end of July.
“It’s definitely no longer possible to play those matches in Zimbabwe at the end of the month, but we are endeavouring to play them later on, hopefully in September,” Majola said.
Arthur’s first engagement according to the ICC’s tour schedule is against New Zealand at home in October/November.
Captain Graeme Smith still has two matches to sit out as part of a four-match ban received in the West Indies for slow over rates.
“After Mickey’s request, we looked for dates Zimbabwe could accommodate us and they said only in July. But many of our players will be unavailable because they are tied up in county cricket. Zimbabwe are now looking to see if they can fit us in in September,” Majola added.
Zimbabwe are hosting New Zealand and India for Tests and one-day internationals in August and September. – Reuter.