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THE MDINGI EXPRESS HAS DEPARTED

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So Makhaya Ntini has turned in his papers and decided to call it quits, and quite frankly nobody really seems to care!   Well, nobody except Makhaya Ntini himself. By Tinashe Kusema For no sooner had the news filtered in that Ntini had stepped down from his role as Zimbabwe’s bowling did the 40-year-old scurry back home to refute the ...

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ZIM UNFAZED BY BANGLADESH’S HOME RECORD

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The Zimbabwe national cricket team is not worried about Bangladesh’s home record as they approach a tri-series that also involves Sri Lanka. By Kevin Mapasure Smarting from their heavy Test defeat to South Africa last month, Zimbabwe are looking to lift the gloom with success in the limited-overs version of the game. Yesterday the team left for Bangladesh ahead of ...

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“I WAS ASKED TO QUIT AS ZIM CRICKET’S BOWLING COACH” – NTINI

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  MAKHAYA Ntini, former South Africa pacer, has revealed that he was asked to step down as the bowling coach of the Zimbabwe cricket team. “The honest truth is that I didn’t resign,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Ntini, as saying. He added: “I received a text message from the MD saying that he would like to talk to me. He reminded me that we ...

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ZIM SPORT DESPERATE FOR FUNDING

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The year 2018 came into force last week with most local national teams having already kick-started their preparations for what should be another bust year for Zimbabwean sport. By MICHAEL KARIAT What, however, continues to be a worrying trend is the absence of adequate funding for local sports associations to bankroll their teams’ preparations and participation in their scheduled events.This ...

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ZIM CRICKET FIND NTINI REPLACEMENT

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Former Zimbabwe seam bowler Douglas Hondo could bounce back as the national team bowling coach after he was assigned the role for the Bangladesh cricket tour where they will play a tri-series that also includes Sri Lanka. BY Kevin Mapasure Hondo was part of the team’s training session yesterday and comes in as a replacement for Makhaya Ntini, who was ...

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ZIM U-19 LOSE WARM UP MATCH

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The Zimbabwe U-19 national cricket team lost their first warm-up game yesterday against hosts New Zealand, as they build towards the World Cup. BY Sports Reporter New Zealand won the match by 52 runs after bowling Zimbabwe out for 168 in their pursuit of a winning target of 221. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first, but ...

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CRICKET TEAM REGROUPS FOR TRI- SERIES

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THE Zimbabwe national cricket team regroups in Harare tomorrow to begin preparations for the tri-series in Bangladesh against the hosts and Sri Lanka starting on January 15.   By KEVIN MAPASURE Smarting from a huge defeat in the only Test played against South Africa starting on Boxing Day, Zimbabwe will look to put that experience behind them as they seek ...

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AFGHAN APPOINT COACH AHEAD OF ZIM SERIES

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KABUL — Phil Simmons is Afghanistan’s new head coach.He takes over the role that was left vacant when the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) terminated the contract of Lalchand Rajput, barely three months after the former Indian batsman was appointed.   cricinfo Simmons starts work from January 8, and will join the Afghanistan squad in Dubai as it prepares for the limited-overs ...

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ZC POSTPONES DOMESTIC CRICKET AMID CASH SHORTAGES

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Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has postponed domestic cricket for the remainder of 2017 in order to upgrade facilities ahead of next year’s World Cup qualifiers and allow themselves breathing room to deal with another cash crunch, which will cause salary delays over the Christmas season. cricinfo An internal memo, seen by ESPNcricinfo, sent to all ZC staff on December 6 stated ...

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OLONGA OPENS UP ON BETRAYAL AFTER PROTEST

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TRAIL-BLAZING former Zimbabwe cricket team fast bowler Henry Olonga has revealed how he felt betrayed by some of his fellow countrymen, who labelled him a “sell-out” in the wake of his black armband protest against former president Robert Mugabe’s policies 14 years ago. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Olonga, the first black cricketer to represent Zimbabwe and former captain Andy Flower stunned ...

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