Zimbabwe's Indian Cricket Coach Withdrawn From Pakistan Tour
HARARE, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe cricket coach and former India player Lalchand Rajput was stopped from traveling for a limited-overs series in Pakistan on Tuesday amid heightened India-Pakistan tensions.
Zimbabwe's cricket board said it had withdrawn Rajput from the touring party after a request from the Indian Embassy in Harare.
The embassy asked that Rajput be exempted from visiting Pakistan for the limited-overs tour in accordance with the travel guidelines stipulated by the government of India for its citizens, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said.
Rajput had been granted a visa by the Pakistan Embassy, Zimbabwe Cricket said, before the Indian government stepped in.