The Pakistani cricket team’s ongoing tour of Zimbabwe will end abruptly on Friday, as the country’s official carrier, Emirates Airlines, has decided to suspend operations on the Harare-Dubai route from Saturday.
Pakistan was scheduled to play the second ODI of the current series on Friday, but will instead board the flight back home, as Emirates will not run from Saturday to February 28 on this route.
“@ZimCricketv and @TheRealPCB have mutually agreed to end the ongoing tour of Pakistani women to Harare due to the latest travel rules of the carrier of the visiting country, Emirates Airlines.
“They are now leaving this Friday, instead of February 21, as originally planned,” Zimbabwe’s Cricket said in a statement posted on Twitter.
The statement did not say why the airline was suspending operations on the route for the given duration.
Pakistan won the opening match on Tuesday and the series was to be three matches, followed by so many T20 Internationals. It took place in a biosecurity balloon in Harare and was due to end on 20 February.