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Zimbabwe head coach Lalchand Rajput hailing from India ‘exempted’ from touring Pakistan

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has not sent their national coach along with the team

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Zimbabwe head coach Lalchand Rajput hailing from India is not part of the team touring Pakistan.

Zimbabwe cricket team had arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday night to play a limited-overs series in Pakistan.

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has not sent their national coach Lalchand Rajput, along with the team.

In a statement, ZC, the national cricket board, said that Rajput had the required clearance from the Embassy of Pakistan but couldn’t go after the Embassy of India in Harare wrote to them, requesting Rajput to be “exempted” from the tour.

“Zimbabwe head coach Lalchand Rajput will miss the Pakistan tour after the Embassy of India in Harare wrote to Zimbabwe Cricket asking that he be exempted from visiting Pakistan. The Embassy of Pakistan in Harare had issued a visa to Rajput,” ZC said  in a statement on its Twitter handle.

Meanwhile, bowling coach Douglas Hondo will serve as the acting head coach on the tour.

As being reported, the Pakistan embassy had earlier issued Rajput a visa for the October-November tour.

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