Pakistan's plans to adopt a ground rotation policy during next month's home series against Zimbabwe suffered a minor setback after Sialkot cricket stadium was declared dangerous for spectators.
A PCB official told the News that the idea of holding an ODI at Jinnah Stadium was dropped after it was discovered that one of the pavilions at the stadium was in a 'pretty bad shape'.
"It would have been risky to stage a match in Sialkot because of that particular pavilion," the PCB official said. "Also the road leading to the stadium is in a shambles. We will now host an international match in Sialkot sometime later."
Sialkot hasn't hosted an international match for over ten years. A Quaid-e-Azam trophy first-round match between National Bank of Pakistan and Sialkot was abandoned due to unplayable pitch condition in October.
Zimbabwe arrive in Pakistan on January 12 for a five-match ODI series.