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TAIBU’S BOYS TO MEN MISSION

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ZIMBABWE CRICKET convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu says he wants to turn the 16 boys being dispatched for training to the United Kingdom into men in six months.By Brighton Zhawi The first batch of players is expected to fly out tomorrow while the second and final lots will leave as soon as visas are issued. “Provisionally, the rest of the ...

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ZIM-BORN SNATER INCLUDED IN NETHERLANDS SQUAD

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ZIMBABWE national team cricketers are likely to come up against a very familiar face when they take on the Netherlands in a three-match One Day International (ODI) series in June following the inclusion of Harare-born Shane Snater in the Dutch squad for the upcoming tour.BY DANIEL NHAKANISO The 21-year-old Snater, a former St John’s College student, who represented Zimbabwe in ...

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ZC OFFLOADS MD, FORMER ICC MANAGER TAKES OVER

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ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa has left his position at the organisation and has been replaced by former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief financial officer Faisal Hasnain.BY Kevin Mapasure While Mukondiwa officially steps down from his role on June 14, when his contract expires, Hasnian has since started work at ZC. ZC confirmed Mukondiwa’s departure in a statement ...

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ZIMBABWE TO TOUR NETHERLANDS IN JUNE

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Zimbabwe have agreed to tour the Netherlands to play three 50-over matches ahead of a Test and limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka in July. The matches are scheduled to be played on June 20, 22 and 24. The news comes after an announcement last month that Zimbabwe will be heading to Scotland for two ODIs on June 15 and 17. “We are ...

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ZIMBABWE CRICKET SLASHES SALARIES

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Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has slashed salaries of its employees by between 10 and 30% as the organisation bids to halve its $6 million a year wage bill.BY Kevin Mapasure The organisation has been using two-thirds of its $9 million per year allocation from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on salaries and both the board and management have sought to correct ...

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DEAN DU PLESSIS QUITS CRICKET COMMENTARY

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ZIMBABWE’s visually-impaired cricket commentator Dean du Plessis has decided to quit his job, citing frustration due to lack of opportunities for disabled people.BY HENRY MHARA Du Plessis, who describes himself as the world’s first blind cricket commentator, announced his decision at a function held at the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to publicise the fundraising committee set up to mobilise ...

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CRICKETERS FIGHT OVER AFGHAN DEFEAT

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Retired Zimbabwe national cricket team players and those still in the game had a nasty social media fight over the team’s defeat to Afghanistan in a five-match one-day international series that ended at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. BY Kevin Mapasure Former captain Brendan Taylor, who is now playing in England leapt to the current national team’s defence in the ...

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AFGHANISTAN RAZE ZIMBABWE FOR 54 TO CLINCH SERIES

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Afghanistan’s bowlers combined to roll Zimbabwe over for 54, helping the visitors seal a 3-2 series win with a 106-run D/L victory in the final ODI in Harare. Afghanistan elected to bat and were provided a brisk start thanks to opener Noor Ali Zadran’s 49-ball 46, even as Zimbabwe got regular breakthroughs early on. Noor Ali eventually fell at the ...

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CHEVRONS SEEK SERIES CLINCHER

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The Zimbabwe Chevrons appear to have their tails up, heading into today’s fifth and final one-day-international against Afghanistan.By Tinashe Kusema After a disappointing start to the series, where the Asians raced to a two-nil lead, the Chevrons responded with class and aplomb. First, the team grabbed victory from the jaws of defeat during Tuesday’s low scoring thriller in which Zimbabwe ...

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ZIM WIN TO LEVEL SERIES

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ZIMBABWE reached their target in 22.2 overs to win by seven wickets via Duckworth-Lewis and level the five-match cricket series 2-2 in the fourth one-day international against Afghanistan in Harare yesterday.Supersport.com Middle-order batsman, Sean Williams (16 not out) brought up the winnings runs with a boundary, while opener Peter Moor remained unbeaten on 36 as the hosts ended on 107 ...

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