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The Sports Commission is unhappy that Zimbabwe Cricket authorities have gone ahead with the tour of Pakistan despite the g reservations expressed by the organisation.

A 23-member team left Harare on Sunday for Lahore but the Sports Commission said they were not happy the tour had gone ahead. “We have learnt with great concern that the Zimbabwe Cricket’s tour to Pakistan went ahead in spite of the SRC’s decision not to clear the tour for security reasons,” Sports Commission director general, Charles Nhemachena said.

“Without condoning the action taken by the Zimbabwe Cricket, we pray and hope that our security concerns will not manifest themselves and that our team will be safe from any harm of any nature.

“We also wish them success in the five match series.

“Going forward the SRC will engage the Zimbabwe Cricket for them to account for their decision to proceed with the tour.

“We wish to reiterate that the safety of the team was the overriding consideration in making our decision.

“No measure of benefits can supersede the sanctity of human life,” said the Sports Commission.

No Test playing cricket nation had visited Pakistan since March 2009 when the Sri Lanka team bus was attacked by militants.

On Sunday the International Cricket Council also registered their reservations over Zimbabwe’s tour by refusing to allocate match umpires for the two T20s and three ODIs.

– Sportszone

Source : The Herald