Zimbabwe will tour Pakistan after the host country's general elections which are set for January 8. The Zimbabwe tour will comprise five ODIs and two first-class matches and was confirmed by a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official on Tuesday.
The tour request was made by Zimbabwe Cricket, according to the Reuters news agency.
The two first-class matches, which will be played before the one-dayers, will assist Zimbabwe in rejoining the Test fold after their self-imposed exile which began back in 2005. The PCB official said: "They want their players to get exposure in the longer duration of the game as they are not playing Tests at the moment."
The venues for the first-class matches have not yet been confirmed. The one-day internationals will be staged in Karachi, Hyderabad, Multan, Faisalabad and Sheikhupura.