Three postponed cricket matches from December between host Zimbabwe and England have been canceled by mutual agreement.

The England Cricket Board and Zimbabwe Cricket Board decided to cancel the two test matches and one limited overs match after no suitable dates to play the games could be found.

The tests were postponed because Zimbabwe was then banned by the International Cricket Council from playing test cricket because of selection issues. The one-day international was postponed because of a delay in the England team arriving in Zimbabwe after several journalists were initially banned from entering the country.

England's next scheduled cricket tour of Zimbabwe is not until the year 2009.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.