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GUNARATNE’S FIFTY LIFTS SRI LANKA TO 203

SRI LANKA ZIM

  Asela Gunaratne gave Sri Lanka a late lift with a half-century. Zimbabwe, energised by the prospect of defeating Sri Lanka in a bilateral series for the first time, bowled with venom, fielded with purpose, and laid on a 50-over siege that allowed the opposition to scramble to no more than 203 for 8. THE REPORT BY ANDREW FIDEL FERNANDO ...

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HOW OUR CRICKETERS BECAME CHEVRONS

CHEVRONS

  I HAVE recently found myself being asked quite a few times to explain the origins of the name Chevrons in relation to Zimbabwe’s cricket team. By Enock Muchinjo My reaction has been rather unenthusiastic. I have never used the term myself, or have knowledge of the first person to use it. The only time it appeared in a story ...

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GUNTHILAKA, DICKWELLA THRASH ZIMBABWE

sri lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been fined 20% of his match fee, and his team 10%, for being found one over short of their target during the third ODI against Zimbabwe. If Sri Lanka, under Mathews, commit another over-rates breach within the next 12 months, Mathews will face a suspension. THE REPORT BY ANDREW FIDEL FERNANDO This is Sri ...

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CHEVRONS’ HISTORIC WIN BREAKS THE INTERNET….SRI LANKA MAKES EXCUSES

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SRI LANKA captain Angelo Mathews has once more blamed the loss to Zimbabwe on poor fielding, after his team failed to defend a target of 317. Three catches were dropped during the innings – two of them off top-scorer Solomon Mire. Dropped catches have plagued Sri Lanka for about two years now, but the problem has seemingly reached a nadir ...

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CREMER, RAZA STEER ZIM TO VICTORY OVER SCOTLAND, SERIES DRAWN

GAREME CREMER

SKIPPER Graeme Cremer and Sikandar Raza put a sterling show to steer Zimbabwe to a resounding six wicket victory over Scotland in the second One Day International match at Grange Cricket Club Ground in Edinburg yesterday for the two match series to conclude in a draw. Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter Zimbabwe 171-4 37 overs (Raza 58*, Burl 30*, Ervine 30, ...

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IS ZIM’S LITTLE HELPING HAND WORTH THE RISK ?

RAZA

SIKANDAR Raza believes in giving others a chance.He is a beneficiary of one. BY Enock Muchinjo The story of this Pakistani-born Zimbabwe cricketer begins to me around August 2006 when I worked in the media department of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for 19 months. Zimbabwe’s first-class structure has never been weaker and unappealing than it was then. But thanks to the ...

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AFGHAN DILEMMA FOR ZIM CRICKETERS

Hammillton Masakadza

THE participation of four Zimbabwean cricketers in a tournament in war-ravaged Afghanistan could hinge on government authorisation, an official has said. Enock Muchinjo National team players Hamilton Masakadza, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza and Solomon Mire are scheduled to play in the Afghan T20 League next month after being bought by franchises in a player auction in May. The country’s sports ...

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MEET SA’S FIRST BLACK AFRICAN NATIONAL CRICKET COACH

Hilton Moreeng

As a child, Hilton Moreeng was taught to play cricket by a woman. In December 2012, Moreeng, then 34, completed a neat circle of life when he took over as coach of the South Africa women’s team. He also became the country’s first black African national coach, a pioneer in more ways than one. Moreeng’s career began when he was ...

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FOUR FOR AFGHANISTAN T20 LEAGUE

CRICKET-ZIM-WIS

AFGHANISTAN is a war zone, with bomb blasts the order of the day, but for four Zimbabwe cricketers the Asian country may just turn out to be a gold mine. Sports Reporter Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Hamilton Masakadza and Solomon Mire are set to do business in the Afghanistan T20 league next month – and make some tidy money too. ...

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GRAEME CREMER: THE SKIPPER CRICKET ALMOST LOST TO GOLF

GAREME CREMER

LEG-spinner Graeme Cremer was last year named Zimbabwe national cricket team captain across all formats, but for a long time before that he looked destined to be one of those that would get away as he contemplated pursuing a new career path altogether — as a professional golfer. By DANIEL NHAKANISO After a pay dispute with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), Cremer ...

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