Zimbabwe

11:09 AM ET Liam Brickhill Former Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka has died. Chingoka, who was 65, was one of the first black Zimbabweans to make his name in cricket, initially as a player and subsequently in administration. As a seamer and a useful lower-order batsman in his youth, Chingoka captained the South African African
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4:21 AM ET Liam Brickhill The interim committee running Zimbabwe Cricket has issued a statement instructing all employees, apart from the board originally suspended by the Sports and Recreation Commission last month, to report for work on Thursday or face “legal” and “disciplinary consequences”. This is not the first time that the SRC and ZC’s
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2:40 PM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has written to sports minister Kirsty Coventry to ask for “urgent intervention” after Zimbabwe Cricket’s suspension by the ICC. Masakadza’s letter follows similar communication from women’s captain Mary-Anne Musonda, who had asked the minister to step in and resolve the apparent impasse between Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)
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6:20 AM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe allrounder Solomon Mire has announced his decision “to retire from Zimbabwe Cricket in all formats with immediate effect”. “It is unfortunate and untimely however to leave under the current circumstances that are out of my control but i have decided to take a step in a new direction,” Mire
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1:05 PM ET Danyal Rasool Former Zimbabwe batsman Grant Flower believes Zimbabwe Cricket’s perpetually crisis-ridden state might have contributed to the ICC’s decision to suspend them. The drastic decision, which immediately froze all payment to Zimbabwe Cricket and barred the nation from participating in ICC events, took many by surprise, particularly since this was the
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10:37 AM ET Liam Brickhill Zimbabwe will not be able to stage their domestic competitions in the coming season, or fulfil their Future Tours Programme (FTP) itinerary and other international obligations, including the tour to Bangladesh for a T20I tri-series that was to include Afghanistan in September, according to a statement released by Zimbabwe Cricket
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12:18 AM ET Disappointment, despair and heartbreak. These are the words Sikandar Raza used to describe the mood among his Zimbabwe team-mates, as they frantically called each other and exchanged messages in the minutes following the ICC’s decision to suspend Zimbabwe with immediate effect over ‘government interference’. Raza said his team-mates’ emotions were similar to
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Jul 12, 2019 Ireland 134 for 1 (Stirling 83*, Balbirnie 28*) beat Zimbabwe 132 for 8 (Ervine 55, Williams 34, Adair 4-40) by nine wickets (DLS method) A blazing Paul Stirling special powered Ireland to a nine-wicket demolition of Zimbabwe in the rain-truncated second T20I in Bready. Craig Ervine’s rapid fifty lifted Zimbabwe to 132
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3:00 AM ET Ireland 191 for 4 (McCollum 54, Porterfield 49) beat Zimbabwe 190 all out (Williams 67, Murtagh 3-39) by six wickets James McCollum‘s second fifty of the series, and a nuggety 49 from captain William Porterfield, took Ireland to an historic six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in Stormont. Following on from his fifty in
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7:33 AM ET Liam Brickhill The power struggle in Zimbabwean cricket has raged on this week, with the police being dispatched to secure Zimbabwe Cricket’s office in Harare, amid allegations that ousted board chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani has instructed ZC employees not to turn up for work. The suspension put in place by the Sports and
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7:50 AM ET Liam Brickhill Tavengwa Mukuhlani has been re-elected as chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for another term. But his election has put ZC in direct conflict with the Sports and Recreation Commission, a government parastatal that ostensibly oversees all sporting bodies in the country, which issued a directive that ZC’s Elective Annual General
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