Articles tagged 'cricket'

Mountaineers begin Logan Cup defence 3 December 2018 HARARE - Mountaineers coach Shepherd Makunura reckons his side will be up for the challenge when they begin their Logan Cup title defence against Rhinos at Kwekwe Sports Club today. The four-day First Class match is scheduled to last until Thursday as the country’s domestic cricket season comm...
Nkiwane: Cricket's unsung heroine 11 November 2018 HARARE - Traditionally, women have been at the peripheral in the world of sports in terms of both  the playing surface and in administration with their male counterparts taking all the glory. However, for the past decade, women have been gradually climbing up the ladder to the helm of it all a...
Williams keeps Zimbabwe afloat 4 November 2018 SLYHET - The first day of Test cricket in Sylhet will be remembered for Sean Williams’ fine 88, which frustrated the Bangladesh spinners yesterday. Zimbabwe ended the day on 236 for five, and possibly feeling happier than the home side. PJ Moor and Regis Chakabva, batting on 37 and 20 respe...
Zim out to tame Tigers 3 November 2018 HARARE - After back-to-back series whitewash against South Africa and Bangladesh, Zimbabwe will be hoping for a change in fortune when they take on the Tigers in the first Test today. Zimbabwe return to red ball cricket when they take on the hosts in Sylhet starting this morning with coach Lal...
UK-based cricketer sponsors Rocview 3 November 2018 HARARE - Rocview Cricket Academy’s Twenty20 tournament set for Prince Edward School will be bankrolled to the tune of $3 000 by United Kingdom-based ex-club cricketer Blessing Zikhali. The 10-team limited overs event featuring Under-13 sides will see rising junior cricket powerhouse St Aidens ...
ZC axes Rising Stars 2 November 2018 HARARE - Rising Stars have been denied a chance to defend their domestic Pro50 Championship title after Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) reverted back to a four-team franchise system for the 2018/2019 calendar. The youthful outfit comprising national team players Tarisai Musakanda, Ryan Burl, Richard Nga...
Stanbic Stragglers Cricket tourney begins 28 August 2018 HARARE – At least over 200 budding cricketers between ages of nine and 12 converged at St George’s College and Hartmann House for the annual Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe grassroots cricket development programme which kicked off on Monday. The week-long cricket showcase, courtesy of a partnership betw...
Mire rises in T20 rankings 10 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe batsman Solomon Mire has experienced a huge jump on the ICC T20 rankings announced yesterday following his performances in the just-ended home tri series involving Pakistan and Australia. Mire moved 202 places up the rankings to land on position 25 and is now on 581 points ...
Cricket fans call on ZC board to step aside 5 July 2018 HARARE - Fans have called for the immediate resignation of the entire Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board citing a number of grievances. The Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union (ZCSU)'s reasons for their disappointment range from maladministration, failure to develop the game, a shambolic domestic leagu...
Manase returns to cricket 2 July 2018 HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Cricket chairperson Wilson Manase has returned to cricket albeit in an unfamiliar position as he fights in suspended ZC board member Enock Ikope’s corner after he was provisionally suspended by ICC on corruption charges. Manase took over as chairperson after the retire...
Claims reveal ZC players' union infiltration 2 July 2018 HARARE - The existence of the newly-established Zimbabwe Cricket Association (ZCA) is already under threat following the emergency of spies within the union, the Daily News has been told. ZCA was formed last month after the local cricketers realised they needed a union in order to confront Zim...
Zim Cricket Association launched 16 June 2018 HARARE - Local cricketers have formed the Zimbabwe Cricketers Association (ZCA) in order to confront Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) when it comes to remuneration related negotiations. Previously, the Zimbabwean cricketers were represented by the short-lived Zimbabwe Professional Cricketers Association ...
Zim cricket in quagmire – Taibu 18 May 2018 HARARE – Tatenda Taibu reckons Zimbabwe cricket is headed for a dead end unless something drastic is done as a matter of urgency. The former Zimbabwe Test captain, who was recently relieved off his duties as convenor of selectors following the team's failure to qualify for next year's World Cu...
Mangongo demands $400 000 18 May 2018 HARARE – Former Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) U19 coach Steve Mangongo wants over $400 000 in damages for his unlawful dismissal last month. Mangongo took his former employer to the Labour Court arguing that his dismissal was irregular and not consistence with the Labour Act or the national code. [...
D-Day for Zim Cricket 18 May 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has until 12 noon today to address the grievances from all the centrally-contracted players or else they will go on strike which will leave the upcoming tri-series in jeopardy. Zimbabwe is set to host Pakistan and Australia in a Twenty20 tri-series to be held in ...
Zim cricketers threaten strike 11 May 2018 HARARE – Zimbabwe national cricketers have threatened to go on strike due to unpaid salaries, match fees and bonuses. This proposed industrial action will put in jeopardy the forthcoming home triangular Twenty20 series featuring Pakistan and Australia in June. The tri-series has been schedu...
Mountaineers warm up for title 9 May 2018 HARARE - Defending champions Mountaineers take on Rising Stars in their last Logan Cup match of the season this weekend at Takashinga Sports Club knowing that the title is virtually wrapped up. Mountaineers breathed a sigh of relief after log leaders Mashonaland Eagles who had emerged serious ...
ZC hunts for Streak's successor 28 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) yesterday engaged the services of a private consultant to recruit a new coach to replace Heath Streak, who was sacked last month. However, ZC might run into legal problems later on because Streak together with ex-batting coach Lance Klusener, ex-fitness coach Sea...
Mountaineers choke at home 25 April 2018 HARARE - The Logan Cup is set to go all the way to the wire after log leaders Mountaineers choked at home against Mid West Rhinos in Mutare while second-placed Mashonaland Eagles narrowed the gap to two points following a rain affected draw against a stubborn Rising Stars at Takashinga Sports Clu...
Heath Streak refuses to go 14 April 2018 HARARE - Heath Streak has refused attempts by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) to terminate his contract as national cricket team coach claiming that the union is hiding behind a “faceless” character now at the centre of the saga. Streak’s lawyers, who are also representing batting coach Lance Klusenser ...
Streak is not racist, says wife 14 April 2018 HARARE - Heath Streak’s wife, Nadine has jumped to the defence of her husband after Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani accused the (former) national team coach of being racist. Streak together with his entire technical team were relieved of their duties following Zimbab...
ZC purge claims 13 scalps 2 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket in a statement yesterday said they had relieved a total of 13 technical staff members of the various national teams as part of efforts to restore lost pride particularly after the disappointing failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup in England. The senior men na...
Streak, Mangongo refuse to resign 1 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is headed for a massive showdown with both the national team coach Heath Streak and Under-19 coach Steve Mangongo who are insisting they will not step down. The local game hit rock bottom this month when the national team failed to qualify for the 2019 ICC Cricke...
Sikandar Raza still in pain 28 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe star-player Sikandar Raza almost broke down after receiving the Man-of-the-Series award as the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier curtain finally came down at Harare Sports Club on Sunday. The all-rounder was rewarded for his 319 runs averaging 53.17 and 15 wickets during a camp...
We will rise again – Mukuhlani 28 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani has called on the nation’s support in the aftermath of the World Cup Qualifier debacle. Hosts Zimbabwe blew away a double chance of making it to England 2019 after giving away a health 290 total against West Indies after which they ...