Indian Cricket Board has requested KL Rahul and Co. to save water amid the severe water crisis in Harare, Zimbabwe. For the unversed, the Harare city in Zimbabwe is dealing with a severe water crisis at the moment. The Indian Cricket Team have reached the city for a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe. Because of the crisis, people are standing in queues to get water. The Indian Cricket Board, which is well aware of the situation, have now requested the team to not waste water.
Harare is facing the worst possible crisis in years and there cannot be a worse time for the Indian team to play there. There has been no running water in the city for the past three days. And the situation is not new for the Indian team as they faced a similar situation when they toured South Africa in 2018. Although the water situation has been improved in commercial areas, people outside are still facing the difficulty.
An official from the Indian Cricket Board told to IndieSport that the board was well aware of the situation. He added that the board has requested the players to take bath for as little time as possible. The official added that the pool sessions have also been cut down because of the scarcity.
“Yes, the water situation in Harare is severe and the players have been informed about that. They have been asked not to waste water at any cost and take bath for as little time as possible. Also, pool sessions have been cut down to save water,” the official told the IndieSport.
People did receive water in a few areas but was contaminated. Amidst such a serious situation, the Indian Cricket Board has taken cognizance of the issue and ordered the players to stay vigilant.
India are all set to play Zimbabwe for a three-match ODI series starting on August 18th. The matches will be played on August 18, 20th and 22nd. Harare Sports Club will be hosting the matches of the series. KL Rahul was deemed fit at the last moment and was given a go ahead to lead the squad ahead of Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan will now be the deputy for the Karnataka-based batter.