Third ODI in danger as Zim players strike

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The third ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan is in serious danger of not happening, as the Zimbabwe Players' Union ordered their members off the training field on Friday as they had not yet been paid.

The third ODI between Zimbabwe and Pakistan is in serious danger of not happening, as the Zimbabwe Players' Union ordered their members off the training field on Friday as they had not yet been paid.

Earlier in the month, the Zimbabwe players formed a union to demand outstanding wages, as well as match fees. Zimbabwe Cricket agreed, and they were due to pay the players by 28 August.

Apparently, the players arrived to training on Friday 30 August and discovered they had not been paid, and promptly abandoned the session. While some players had a bit of a net, they were in solidarity regarding Saturday's fixture.

The match, scheduled to be played in Harare, will decide the series as it is tied at one all, but if the players do not get their promised money, the game will not go ahead.

An un-named source inside the team told Cricinfo: "They want to get their point across and they want to make sure they get paid. If the money doesn't arrive today, then the chances are strong the game will not happen tomorrow."

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