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ZIMBABWEAN FLAVOUR IN ASHES SERIES

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THE sight of any professional athlete, who could have represented Zimbabwe plying his trade for another nation at the expense of his country of birth, has always stirred mixed emotions among local sports enthusiasts. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO While the natural reaction is usually of disappointment at seeing “the one that got away” excelling for another nation, there is also an ...

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AFGHANISTAN, ZIM TO PLAY LIMITED-OVERS SERIES IN FEB 2018

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Zimbabwe and Afghanistan have agreed to play five ODIs and two T20Is against each other in Sharjah in February 2018. The tour begins with back to back 20-over games on February 5 and 6 before moving onto the 50-over leg scheduled to take place between February 9 to 19. ESPNcricinfo staff Tour schedule Feb 5 – first T20I, Sharjah Feb ...

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CREMER REBUFFS MATCH FIXER

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THE International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly investigating an attempt to fix the recent test matches between Zimbabwe and West Indies after captain Graeme Cremer was approached with a request that he spurned before he made a report. BY XOLISANI NCUBE / KEVIN MAPASURE Zimbabwe hosted West Indies for a two Test series which they lost 1-0 after the second ...

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CHEVRONS TO PLAY TRI-SERIES IN BANGLADESH

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THE Zimbabwe national cricket team’s busy international season is set to continue early next year when they feature in a triangular series against hosts Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in January. BY SPORTS REPORTER Zimbabwe recently hosted a two-match Test series with West Indies and will play a historic four-day pink ball Test against neighbours South Africa in Port Elizabeth starting ...

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THE MASAKADZA WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD

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SHINGI MASAKADZA showed so much promise as a footballer that Dynamos swooped on him soon after he completed high school at St Francis Xavier’s Kutama College. BY Brighton Zhawi He even made the DeMbare bench a couple of times in 2005. However, to the surprise of many – including older brother and Zimbabwe national cricket team batsman, Hamilton — the ...

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THE SOUTH AFRICAN SUMMER GETS BACK ON TRACK

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No, South Africa’s domestic 20-over tournament has not stepped into a time machine and traveled back two summers. Yes, the Ram Slam is back. By Firdose MoondaSouth Africa correspondent, ESPNcricinfo After the courier company Ram opted not to renew their deal with Cricket South Africa (CSA) last season, it is back as title sponsor and shows no signs of any ...

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UAE CRICKET TO PLAY ZIM A IN DUBAI

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DUBAI — The Emirates Cricket Board announced today that the UAE Men’s side will play in a five-day 50-over match series against Zimbabwe A, in Dubai, starting on Thursday, November 9 and ending on Saturday, November 18. Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket board member and chief selector, said, “As our men’s team begin what is a very intensive match calendar, it ...

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ZIMBABWE TO SCALE BACK ON TEST CRICKET AT HOME

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Hosting fewer Tests and scaling down operations may be the way forward for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) as it navigates a changing cricket structure and tricky financial waters. Zimbabwe will not be part of the new Test league that is set to start in July 2019, and are happy with the development. They do not intend to stop playing Tests altogether, ...

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A SMILE FROM NZ TO ZIM

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AFTER spending three months on the sidelines, thanks to a freak injury, Zimbabwe all-rounder Sharne Mayers is smiling again — all the way from New Zealand. By Tinashe Kusema The national women’s cricket team player missed out on the Africa Cup Women’s T20 Africa Cup with a knee injury caused “by turning too quickly” but is now on the books ...

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MASAKADZA’S CARIBBEAN LOVE AFFAIR

Zimbabwe players Malcolm Waller (L) and Hamilton Masakadza (R) celebrate the victory on the fourth day of the first test match between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh on April 20, 2013 at the Harare Sports Club. AFP PHOTO/Jekesai Njikizana        (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

HAMILTON MASAKADZA loves the West Indies. It’s the team he grew up supporting and the opponent he likes tormenting. BY Brighton Zhawi Sixteen years after a historic entry into test cricket, Masakadza reminded his ‘favourite’ team that with age, he is getting better. As a 17-year-old, Masakadza scored 119 in the second innings of his maiden test match against West ...

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