Two Indian nationals, who were arrested in Harare after being accused of rape, were not members of the Indian cricket team, officials confirmed on Sunday.
An article in a Zimbabwean publication claimed that an Indian player involved in the ongoing cricket tour to Zimbabwe had been picked up by police following an allegation made by a Zimbabwean woman.
However, security officials looking after the team said that none of the players had been involved, which was confirmed by a Zimbabwean police spokesperson and the Indian Foreign Office.
The misleading reports appear to have stemmed from the Zimbabwe police's lack of familiarity with the Indian team.
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The two men appeared in court on Friday and were held in custody over the weekend. They are expected to apply for bail in the High Court on Monday.
A young and inexperienced Indian side whitewashed Zimbabwe 3-0 in a one-day series, but were shocked by two runs in the first Twenty20 international on Saturday.
The final two Twenty20 games of the tour will take place on Monday and Wednesday.