Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has said Afghanistan’s proposed tour of Zimbabwe for five one-day international matches next month has been cancelled because of broadcast costs.
In a statement released on Monday, ZC said the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) had agreed to share the tour expenses. Said ZC:
Although the two boards had agreed to share the tour expenses, the prohibitive costs of broadcasting the matches live on television – which the ACB was insisting on – unfortunately derailed the proposed series.
Afghanistan have pre-World Cup warm-up ODIs scheduled against Scotland, Ireland, Pakistan and England before they begin their campaign against Australia in Bristol on June 1.