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CHURCHILL SEEK TO RECAPTURE GLORY DAYS

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“Churchill Boys High School in Harare is becoming to Zimbabwean Test cricket what Eton College once was to British Prime Ministers,” declared the world’s leading cricket website, cricinfo.com 16 years ago in reference to the school’s apparently unending stream of talented cricketers. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Then, seam bowler Douglas Hondo had become Churchill’s third Test debutant in as many matches, ...

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KHALID LATIF: PAKISTAN BATSMAN BANNED FOR FIVE YEAR AFTER SPOT FIXING INQUIRY

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PAKISTAN batsman Khalid Latif has been banned from cricket for five years for his part in a spot-fixing ring. Khalid Latif has played five one-day internationals and 13 Twenty20 internationals for Pakistan. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) tribunal handed down the punishment after finding Latif guilty of all charges at a hearing on Wednesday, The PCB has been conducting a ...

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TAYLOR PENS 4-YEAR DEAL

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RETURNING star batsman and former Zimbabwe cricket captain, Brendan Taylor penned a four-year contract after opting out of his Kolpak deal with English County side, Nottinghamshire, to resuscitate his international career with the senior men’s national team. By Austin Karonga The ex-Zimbabwe skipper asked to be released by Nottinghamshire citing family commitments last week and is set to feature in ...

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ZIMBABWE ‘DELIGHTED’ WITH BOXING DAY INVITE

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Harare — Zimbabwe Cricket chief executive Faisal Hasnain has expressed his “delight” at being involved in the inaugural four-day, day-night Test against South Africa at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Boxing Day this year. “We are delighted to be part of this historic occasion and grateful to Cricket South Africa (CSA) for awarding us this opportunity,” Hasnain told ...

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CAPTAINCY NOT UNDER THREAT – SMITH

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MELBOURNE — Australia cricket skipper Steve Smith yesterday dismissed suggestions that his captaincy was under threat after a string of disappointing performances by the once all-conquering side. Smith’s men were recently tested in a two-match test series against low-ranked Bangladesh that ended 1-1, after going down 2-1 to India in March. Their form in the 50-over-game also seems to have ...

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GIBSON CONFIRMED AS NEW PROTEAS HEAD COACH

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JOHANNESBURG – England bowling coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as the new head coach of the Proteas on a two-year contract, taking over from Russell Domingo, whose tenure ended after the tour of England early this month. Gibson will assume his new role from mid-September until the end of the 2019 Cricket World Cup, giving him time to see ...

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CRICKETERS DEFY ZIMBABWE CRICKET DIRECTIVE

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Zimbabwean cricketers plying their trade in Afghanistan could be headed for a clash with the local cricket governing body after defying its order for them to return home immediately after a suicide bomber killed three people near one of the gates of the Kabul International Stadium on Wednesday. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) last week announced that it had ...

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TAYLOR QUITS COUNTY CRICKET FOR ZIM

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London — Brendan Taylor has ended his contract with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club officially to return home to Zimbabwe for family reasons. The 31-year-old Zimbabwean’s contract was due to expire at the end of the 2017 season, but he was granted permission to end the contract with immediate effect. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Trent Bridge where I have ...

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SECURITY TIGHT AS FOREIGN CRICKETERS RETURN TO PAKISTAN

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PAKISTAN is hosting its first big international cricketing event on home soil for eight years. By Own Correspondent Security is tight for the three-match T20 series between Pakistan and a World XI in Lahore, beginning on Tuesday. International teams stopped visiting Pakistan after a March 2009 attack on the Sri Lankan team in which seven of its players were injured. ...

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WOMEN’S CRICKET TEAMS ON TRACK

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The Zimbabwe women cricket team’s hopes of winning a ticket to the ICC Global Women’s World Twenty20 qualifier are intact after their impressive opening two wins in the continental qualifier, currently underway at the Wanderers Cricket Club in , Namibia. BY HENRY MHARA The Chipo Mugeri-captained side are competing with four other nations, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and hosts Namibia, for ...

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