Harare: Zimbabwe go into Friday’s first Twenty20 international against Pakistan at Harare Sports Club with captain Brendan Taylor confident that the players have put their most recent scuffle with the Board behind them.
The month-long tour will see the two sides face off in two Twenty20 matches, three one-day internationals and two Tests, but Zimbabwe’s preparations were thrown into disarray last week when the players refused to train after negotiations over unpaid salaries and future contracts broke down.
“I think we’ve all been around long enough to put that aside now,” Taylor said. “ZC have met us in the middle and there's nothing more to harp on about it.
“We’ve discussed this as players and it’s time to move forward and try and represent our country as well as we can.”
Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore, on the other hand, said: “We don’t want to be complacent in any way, including our preparation. We may be playing Zimbabwe, but these are still very important matches for Pakistan.” (Agencies)