Pakistan tour of Zimbabwe survives as players' stand-off ends

With central contracts due to expire at the end of August -- midway through Pakistan's visit -- Zimbabwe's players requested improvements in match fees to put them in line with other international sides and threatened to boycott the games against Pakistan unless their conditions were met.

updated: August 17, 2013 09:36 IST
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Harare: Zimbabwe's cricketers have returned to training after a brief stand-off with Zimbabwe Cricket over unpaid wages and the value of future contracts, ensuring that Pakistan's tour of the country will go ahead as planned.

Zimbabwe are due to host Pakistan for two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s starting on August 23, but their preparations have been hampered by their second player strike this year.

While the players have not been paid their salaries and match fees for July by cash-strapped ZC, their decision to suspend training from Tuesday was also related to negotiations over the value of future contracts.

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