Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe batsman Malcolm Waller has withdrawn from the team’s ODI squad citing, through correspondence between his lawyer and Zimbabwe Cricket, labour-practice concerns. Waller had been part of Zimbabwe’s squad for the T20 tri-series in Harare, playing in Zimbabwe’s last two games against Australia and Pakistan, and was also named in the squad for the ODIs
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Toss Zimbabwe chose to bowl v Pakistan Hamilton Masakadza and Sarfraz Ahmed shake hands at the toss AFP Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bowl first. Rain in the morning in Bulawayo meant cloudy conditions for the start of the first ODI, making the decision to insert Pakistan in a fairly simple one for Zimbabwe
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Zimbabwe have called up three uncapped players – Liam Roche, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Ryan Murray – for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan, which begins on Friday in Bulawayo. Injuries, meanwhile, have ruled out Solomon Mire and Kyle Jarvis. With a number of senior players unavailable in the backdrop of friction between the players and
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Zimbabwe Cricket has given a lifeline by the ICC, whose board “agreed a package of measures” that will allow ZC to pay its debt while still receiving funding “on a controlled basis”. The ICC has also offered to work with ZC “to develop a plan for managing its cricketing, management and financial structures which will
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A depleted Zimbabwe suffered a further blow when Kyle Jarvis, their senior seamer, injured his bowling hand while attempting a catch during Pakistan’s innings in the opening game of the T20I tri-series in Harare. The injury occured in the 14th over of the innings, when Fakhar Zaman hoicked a delivery from Ryan Burl into the
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Throughout his career, Hamilton Masakadza has complemented his brawny batting on the pitch by being a calm, amiable presence off it amid sometimes tempestuous times for Zimbabwe. Considering the ongoing brouhaha between the board and the absence of Zimbabwe’s senior core of players, his first press conference since being named captain could well have been
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Tatenda Taibu, former Zimbabwe captain and their convener of selectors until March, severely criticised the current administration for their treatment of players – in particular Brendan Taylor – and called on cricketers in the country to band together. Taylor, who opted out of a Kolpak-deal with Nottinghamshire a year early to return for Zimbabwe last
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Brendan Taylor and Sikandar Raza were among notable absentees in the Zimbabwe squad to play the T20I tri-series against Australia and Pakistan. Also missing were Graeme Cremer, who was sacked as captain in March, and batsmen Sean Williams and Craig Ervine. In better news for a senior player, Elton Chigumbura, who has not played for
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Zimbabwe Cricket have undertaken to pay all outstanding salaries of players by July 25, a month after the players’ deadline. The players threatened to “review their availability for selection” if their initial deadline wasn’t met, which threatens to derail next month’s T20 triangular series involving Australia and Pakistan. The series is slated to be held
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Uncertainty continues to cloud next month’s T20 tri-series in Zimbabwe, also involving Australia and Pakistan, which remains at risk of a Zimbabwe player boycott. Less than a day after sources told ESPNcricinfo Zimbabwe’s players “understood,” they would not be paid until at least July but acknowledged the importance of playing in the tri-series, the same
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Enock Ikope, a Zimbabwean cricket official, has been charged with three counts of breaching the ICC’s Anti-Corruption Code. Ikope is a director of Zimbabwe Cricket and the chairman of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association (HMCA), the association that runs league cricket in Harare and oversees domestic franchise the Mashonaland Eagles. Ikope has been provisionally suspended
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Zimbabwe’s players have given their board an ultimatum to pay outstanding salaries and match fees by June 25, failing which they will boycott July’s T20 tri-series with Australia and Pakistan. The cricketers are owed three months’ salary and match fees from their tour of Sri Lanka last July and have already opted not to train
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Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput has been appointed Zimbabwe head coach on a three-month deal, which might be extended based on the results. Rajput replaced Heath Streak, who, along with the entire coaching staff, was sacked in March after the team failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Rajput’s first assignment will be a
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Zimbabwe Cricket has parted ways with their managing director Faisal Hasnain less than a year after he was appointed. Hasnain, a former financial head at the ICC, began the job on May 15 last year and resigned last Friday, citing the failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup as the major factor. “One of
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Zimbabwe’s coaching staff have until 3pm local time on Friday to resign or be sacked by the board following an unsuccessful World Cup qualifying campaign. ESPNcricinfo has verified the ultimatum but has yet to confirm whether the staff will stand out or wait for their bosses to fire them. One way or another, all are
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