Zimbabwe have already cancelled tours to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka © AFP
Zimbabwe have already cancelled tours to Afghanistan and Sri Lanka © AFP

 

Johannesburg: Jan 28, 2014

 

Zimbabwe has turned down the invitation for a one-off Test against South Africa following player strike and crippling financial difficulties.

 

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) spokesman Lovemore Banda said that the Zimbabweans weren’t able to accept the offer and would instead play two Tests and a One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa sometime around August.

 

According to Sport24, Zimbabwe’s players have been on strike since last year over unpaid wages and bonuses and the board also had to cancel tours by Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Following a 5-0 Ashes drubbing of England, Australia’s Test squad arrives in South Africa on Wednesday for a three-match series, the report added.