Articles tagged 'taibu'

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...
How Mukuhlani is transforming ZC 1 October 2017 HARARE - After completing a memorable coup that saw the return of ex-Test captain Brendan Taylor and speed merchant Kyle Jarvis, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani has pleaded for patience. With these two marquee cricketers returning to the national team, the entire nation wi...
Taibu's year of cogitating 8 September 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu has revealed that it took him a year before he finally accepted an offer to come back from Liverpool and be part of the game's rebuilding exercise. Due to the deep scars he had suffered in his previous two stints as a player, T...
Zim in historic win over Sri Lanka 11 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe cricket team made history by clinching their first ODI series 3-2 away to Sri Lanka after yesterday's tense three-wicket triumph in the final match in Hambantota. This was Zimbabwe's first series win against a Full Member since 2001 when they beat New Zealand. Zimbabwe...
Zim chase series win 10 July 2017 HARARE – The Zimbabwe cricket team is chasing a rare ODI series win against a higher ranked team besides Bangladesh when they take on Sri Lanka in Hambantota today. Zimbabwe's last series win over a top Test-playing nation was way back in 2001 when the side beat New Zealand 2-1. Since then,...
Zim out to level series 8 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe cricket team took a day off training yesterday to psyche up for this morning's must-win ODI match against Sri Lanka in Hambantota. Zimbabwe need to win today's match in order to save the series as they currently trail 2-1 with two matches to go. On Thursday, the touris...
Recalled Wellington Masakadza injured 29 June 2017 HARARE – Zimbabwe off-spinner Wellington Masakadza was recalled for the One Day International series against Sri Lanka but then suffered an ankle injury in training ahead of tomorrow's first encounter in Galle. The tourists, who are also coming in from limited overs series in Scotland and Neth...
Taibu rules out sensational comeback 5 June 2017 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe cricket coach Alan Butcher triggered renewed hope of seeing former captain Tatenda Taibu back into the national colours again one more time. Whether the drive was sincere or made in jest it certainly had many Taibu fans filled with lots of anticipation that the “Little Mas...
Taibu, Butcher in reunion 1 June 2017 HARARE - Ex-Zimbabwe cricket coach Alan Butcher tried to convince Tatenda Taibu to come out of retirement when the two met in England recently. Taibu, the first black Zimbabwe captain, quit playing cricket in 2012 for the church when he was only 29 before he was lured back as the convenor of s...
ZRSA begins life in England 3 May 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rising Stars Academy (ZRSA) inaugural squad's attachment in England finally took off on Monday with the 16 talented local cricketers beginning their stint at Liverpool Cricket Club. The cricketers were drawn from all the 10 provinces while others were fetched from South A...
ZRSCA departure postponed 13 April 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Rising Stars Cricket Academy (ZRSCA)'s departure for Liverpool, England which was scheduled for yesterday has been delayed, the Daily News has learnt. A group of 16 talented young cricketers were selected to be part of the first group to establish the academy which is a b...
Bantam Taibu dreams big 26 March 2017 HARARE - Regardless of his small stature, Zimbabwe Cricket convenor of selectors Tatenda Taibu is a man full of wisdom. His return to national cricket administration after a premature end to his playing career has come as a welcome relief to Zimbabwe Cricket's chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani, w...
Taibu in drive to turn around Zim cricket 21 March 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) hopes the establishment of the Rising Stars Academy will help turn around the fortunes of the national team in the future. The academy, a brainchild of convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu, was launched in Harare at the weekend with the emerging group of cricketer...
Streak's reign begins 28 October 2016 HARARE - New Zimbabwe cricket coach Heath Streak will lead the country for the first time when the hosts take on Sri Lanka in the first Test at Harare Sports Club starting on Saturday. Streak, a former Zimbabwe Test captain and assistant coach, was appointed earlier this month to take over fro...
Fica keen on Zim cricketers 25 October 2016 HARARE - The Federation of International Cricketers Association (Fica) says their door remains wide open for Zimbabwe should the local cricketers apply for affiliation with them again. In 2014, Fica made concerted efforts to help the now-defunct Zimbabwe Professional Cricketers Association (ZP...
Zim cricketers need union: Taibu 18 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu insists there is an urgent need for local players to form a union which will negotiate for their welfare. At the moment, local cricketers are negotiating their contracts with ZC on an individual basis after the collapse of the ...
It turned political — Taibu 10 October 2016 HARARE - Our cricket correspondent Dean du Plessis caught up with new Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu to discuss about his return to the game after a four-year hiatus. Below are excerpts of the interview.    Q: It can't be a complete interview with Tatenda Taibu witho...
I want to bring change to ZC - Taibu 10 October 2016 HARARE - Our cricket correspondent Dean du Plessis caught up with new Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu to discuss about his return to the game after a four-year hiatus. Below are excerpts of the interview     Q: Well Tatenda, I think I should start off by welcoming ...
Taibu slates Ntini's tactics 17 August 2016 HARARE - New Zimbabwe Cricket chief selector Tatenda Taibu has criticised caretaker coach Makhaya Ntini's approach following the recent home Test series 2-0 defeat to New Zealand. In a post-first Test match selection report to the board and seen by the Daily News, the outspoken former Zimbabwe...
Fans react to ZC changes 2 June 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) changes to the technical department and playing staff have been met with mixed feelings by fans. Head coach Dav Whatmore was shown the exit while captain Hamilton Masakadza was also relieved of his duties and replaced by spinner Graeme Cremer on an interim basis....
Taibu in cricket U-turn 1 June 2016 HARARE - Former national cricket captain Tatenda Taibu has replaced Kenyon Ziehl as Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) convener of selectors following a reshuffle that also saw coach Dav Whatmore lose his job yesterday. Batsman Hamilton Masakadza was also relieved of his captain duties and was replaced by ...
Zim Cricket woos ex-stars 11 May 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) is considering bringing back former stars plying their trade abroad in order to rekindle the national team's dwindling fortunes. The locals hit an all-time low after they were knocked out of the ICC World T20 tournament in the qualifying stage by Associate nation...
An idea whose time had come 14 February 2014 HARARE - When Tatenda Taibu famously gathered local and foreign press on the eve of Zimbabwe’s Test comeback two-and-half years ago after courageously deciding he would let the world know that all was not well behind the façade of the hype surrounding the historic occasion, his teammate, Raymond ...