Oman continues to make strides after the ICC authorized the Oman Cricket Academy Floor 1 to be used as a Check venue.
The popularity comes forward of Afghanistan’s deliberate collection in opposition to Zimbabwe in February, whereas a number of experiences counsel that Afghanistan are exploring the opportunity of completely utilizing Oman as a brand new ‘house’ venue for worldwide cricket. The Al-Amerat advanced exterior Muscat has already hosted quite a few worldwide collection – together with ODIs and T20Is – and is seen as probably the greatest services in Affiliate cricket.
If the Zimbabwe collection goes forward, Oman will turn into simply the fifth ICC Affiliate Member to host a Check match, after Bangladesh held the ultimate of the Asian Check Championship in 1999, Eire’s ladies performed at house in opposition to Pakistan in 2000, Pakistan’s males beat the West Indies in Sharjah in 2002, and the Netherlands ladies hosted South Africa in 2007.
Zimbabwe tour of Oman unsure
Zimbabwe’s journey to Oman could also be doubtful nevertheless, after the federal government in Harare carried out stringent new lockdown measures in response to the rising outbreak of COVID-19. Zimbabwe’s Sports activities and Recreation Fee (SRC) introduced the speedy suspension of all sporting exercise, which noticed the deliberate ladies’s collection in opposition to Namibia postponed. Initially scheduled for the Eleventh-Twentieth January in Walvis Bay with 4 T20Is and three 50-over matches, the collection would have been the primary motion for each groups in over a yr – and the primary project for brand new ladies’s coach Francois van der Merwe. With instances spiking in each international locations, it stays unclear when the matches might be performed, however van der Merwe introduced a nationwide coaching camp to substitute for the missed cricket.
Nepal’s Kundan Singh passes away
Unhappy information this week from Nepal, the place the cricket neighborhood is grieving the demise of batsman Kundan Singh, who performed domestically earlier than being hit by a mixture of medical issues. He frequently obtained dialysis after each his kidneys failed, and final yr contracted the coronavirus. Regardless of recovering from COVID-19, he was unable to afford the process for a kidney transplant and it’s reported he died of problems associated to that situation. He was 25.
Shocked to listen to about premature demise of Kundan Singh. Gone too quickly. Might his departed soul relaxation in peace. Might God give energy to his household.😞
— Sandeep Lamichhane (@Sandeep25) January 10, 2021
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