The ICC’s ten-man delegation visited Zimbabwe last month to check out security concerns and will issue its final report to the ICC this week, with a final decision due within two weeks.
Six matches, involving England, Australia, India, Pakistan, Holland and Namibia are scheduled to be held in Harare and Bulawayo in February and March. South Africa, hosting the majority of games, is expected to accommodate the games should Zimbabwe be pulled from the tournament.
Said Micky Dudhia, ICC development officer for Africa: “It would be a huge disappointment if any team refuses to play in Zimbabwe because there are no problems for cricket.”
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