New Zealand's Tour to Zimbabwe Uncertain After Protests
New Zealand's tour to Zimbabwe appears uncertain after demonstrators clashed with police during protests over the poor health of the economy.
- New Zealand are scheduled to play two Tests in Zimbabwe
- New Zealand will also play two Tests in South Africa
- Workers have clashed with police during protests over the poor economy
New Zealand Cricket says it is monitoring outbreaks of civil unrest in Zimbabwe ahead of the national team's scheduled tour there later this month.
The team is due to leave New Zealand on Monday for Pretoria, South Africa for a training camp before flying on to the Zimbabwe capital, Harare, on July 20.
New Zealand and Zimbabwe will meet in Test matches at Bulawayo beginning on July 29 and Aug. 6.
A spokesman for New Zealand Cricket said it will continue to monitor the situation during the team's stay in South Africa. Workers in Zimbabwe are striking and police have clashed with demonstrators during protests over the nation's economy.
New Zealand's foreign affairs ministry warns travelers to Zimbabwe "should be vigilant and maintain a high level of personal security awareness."