PESHAWAR, 14 May: Zimbabwe cricket authorities have abandoned tour to Pakistan after massacre of 45 Ismaili community members in Karachi yesterday.

Zimbabwe Cricket said in a statement the decision not to tour at this time has been taken after considering the advice from the country’s supreme sports regulatory authority, the Sports and Recreational Commission (SRC).

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said it had received no word from Zimbabwe about cancelling their upcoming tour.

Even earlier, Zimbabwe cricket authorities had said they were examining a report on the safety of playing in Pakistan.

Zimbabwe were due to arrive on May 19 and play two Twenty20 internationals on May 22 and 24 and three one-day internationals on May 26, 29 and 31. All matches were scheduled to be played in Lahore.

No Test team has visited Pakistan since militants attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in 2009, killing eight people and injuring six visiting cricketers.