India's tour of Zimbabwe had come under serious black clouds after the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) differences with broadcaster Ten Sports, which possess the right to host international cricket in Zimbabwe.
So, there were reports, which suggested that the tour might not even shape up, but that has come to rest with the Indian team being set to be announced for the tour of Zimbabwe on 29 June. The Indian team will play three ODIs and two T20 matches in Zimbabwe.
"A meeting of the All-India Senior Selection Committee of the BCCI will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, 29 June 2015, at the Hotel ITC Maurya, Delhi, to select the Indian teams for the forthcoming tour of Zimbabwe, which comprises three (3) ODIs and two (2) T20 Internationals starting from 10 July 2015," the BCCI said in a statement.
But, one is not sure about the side that will be sent to the African region, for the senior cricketers of the team might be given some rest as well. Right after the conclusion of the ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, the players were involved in a hectic Indian Premier League and they did not get much rest as the IPL was followed by India's tour of Bangladesh.
But, with India's loss in the ODI series against Bangladesh, not all players might be given rest.
Sandeep Patil, who is going to head the selection meeting at Hotel ITC Maurya in Delhi told PTI that no one has informed him about non-availability of players.
However, Zimbabwe are a relatively weaker side and this also opens up the door for youngsters in the Indian team, who have been waiting in the wings to get into the Indian side. Likewise, it also gives the opportunity for the selectors to identify the back-up players when the big guns are injured.
By all probability, a second string Indian team is expected to be picked for the tour of Zimbabwe.