Oz to play 'beleaguered' Zimbabwe for first time in decade in ODI tri-series
Australia will reportedly play against Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade in a one-day international tri-series in August, despite the African nation's terrible playing standards and shocking cricket mismanagement.
Although, Zimbabwe has full Test status and full voting rights at the International Cricket Council board table and has also reaped millions of dollars from the ICC, however, their players are always on strikes because they do not often get paid.
According to News.com.au, Michael Clarke's men will play two matches each against the host nation and South Africa in late August and early September, with the top two teams fighting it out in the final on September 6.
The report mentioned that it would be the second time many of the Australian players have visited Africa this year following the successful Test and Twenty20 series against South Africa in February.
The report added that the two countries have not met in a full international since the 2011 World Cup in India, while they last played Test cricket against each other in 2003.
(Posted on 12-04-2014)