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MASAKADZA’S HUNDRED LIGHTS UP RAIN HIT DAY

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Hamilton Masakadza’s fifth Test century carried Zimbabwe back into the match on a rainy first day at Queens Sports Club. Masakadza shared a 142-run partnership with PJ Moor to help the hosts recover from the depths of 14 for 3, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel having scythed through the top order under gunmetal grey skies after Graeme Cremer had opted ...

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STREAK TOUGHS IT OUT IN CHEVRONS TRENCHES

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A YEAR on as the Zimbabwe national cricket team coach, Heath Streak highlights that the Chevrons are still a work in progress with the big goal being qualifying for the 2019 World Cup in England. BY Brighton Zhawi Streak was appointed national team coach on October 11, 2016 and sounds content with the progress the team has made under his ...

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ZIMBABWE CRICKET SET TO AFFECT PLAYERS, STAFF SALARIES

A lone Zimbabwean supporter sits in the stands during the One Day International cricket match against India at Harare Sports Club, Wednesday, June, 15, 2016. The Indian cricket team is in Zimbabwe for One Day International and T20 matches. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has been hit by a financial crunch which could affect salaries for all employees, including players. In a memo circulated within the board and seen by ESPNcricinfo, Nesta Vaki, ZC’s head of Corporate Affairs and Human Resources, informed the staff that they will only receive half their October salaries at the end of the month and that ...

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CHEVRONS A WORK IN PROGRESS

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IN THE end, in the grand scheme of things, one cannot say it was not expected. Sports Panorama with Enock Muchinjo We could only hope for a better result than Zimbabwe’s 117-run defeat to the West Indies in the first Test. For, as they say, without hope you have nothing. The nation certainly hoped for a far better result than ...

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TRIO EXCITES TAIBU

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Convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu says the return of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis as well as the introduction of Solomon Mire to Test cricket augurs well for the future of Zimbabwe in the five-day format of the game.‘They bring different angles to test cricket’ By Enock Muchinjo Batting kingpin Taylor and pace spearhead Jarvis recently terminated Kolpak deals in ...

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ENGLAND COULD RESUME TOURING ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwean batsman Brendon Taylor, left, leaves the field after he was caught behind by England's wicket keeper Matt Prior, centre,   and bowled by Dimitri Mascarenha, right, during  ICC World Twenty 20 cricket Championships at Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007. (AP Photo/ Obed Zilwa)

a ENGLAND could resume touring arrangements with Zimbabwe as part of the International Cricket Council’s new Test and one-day international leagues. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) cut ties with Zimbabwe in 2008 after advice from the UK government. But current guidance is not prohibitive to Scotland taking part in the 2018 World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. The ECB would consider its ...

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STREAK RUES BATTING COLLAPSE

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Zimbabwe national cricket team coach, Heath Streak has said the team’s failure to put up a big first innings total cost them the first Test against West Indies, which they lost by 117 runs at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Tuesday. By Kevin Mapasure in Bulawayo He said after bowling out West Indies for 219, the team squandered a ...

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STREAK URGES MORE ELITE CRICKET FOR ZIMBABWE

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It has become a refrain in Zimbabwe cricket circles that the national side needs to play more cricket in order to improve. After their defeat to West Indies on Tuesday, coach Heath Streak reiterated Zimbabwe’s need for elite cricket: the Bulawayo Test was just their second Test of the year. BY Liam Brickhill “It is difficult,” Streak said. “Unfortunately for ...

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ZIM CASTS NET WIDE FOR U-19 WORLD CUP

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ZIMBABWE Under-19 cricket team coach Stephen Mangongo has cast his selection net far and wide in search of the best talent for next year’s International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 World Cup to be staged in New Zealand. BY DANIEL NHAKANISO Mangongo last week named a 24-member provisional squad, which, as largely expected, is dominated by the crème de la crème ...

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ZIMBABWE LOSE FIRST TEST

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THE Zimbabwe national cricket team’s batters collapsed again yesterday and climbed down from a position of strength initiated by a strong assured opening stand to surrender the first Test against West Indies by 117 runs in their pursuit of an imposing winning target of 434. BY KEVIN MAPASURE IN BULAWAYO It was always going to be hell of a task ...

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