Zimbabwe replace WI for the T20 tourney

Updated: 13 September 2008 12:55 IST

The organisers of the four-nation Twenty20 International tournament to held in Toronto next month have signed up Zimbabwe instead of the West Indies.

Zimbabwe replace WI for the T20 tourney

Karachi:

The organisers of the four-nation Twenty20 International tournament to held in Toronto next month have signed up Zimbabwe instead of the West Indies after the Caribbean nation neither accepted not rejected the offer.

Noman Nabi, who is a representative of the organisers in Pakistan, confirmed that Zimbabwe would compete in the event instead of the West Indies along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Canada.

"The West Indies Cricket Board was delaying the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding and we couldn't wait any longer so we approached Zimbabwe and they have agreed to play in the Twenty20 event," Nabi said.

The tournament was earlier postponed in August because the West Indians were not happy with the ground conditions at the venue in Toronto where the competition is planned now from October 10 to 14.

Nabi said expert curator was now working on improving the ground and pitch conditions in Toronto and it would be ready for the international event soon.

The organiser have put up a winners purse of 100,000 Canadian dollars for the event with 60,000 for the runners up.



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