Articles tagged 'cricket'

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 ...
ICC suspends Zim 'fixer' 28 March 2018 HARARE - Rajan Nayar, a domestic cricket official in Zimbabwe, has been suspended from all cricketing activities for 20 years by the ICC for attempting to improperly influence an international match. The incident had taken place in October last year when Nayar approached Zimbabwe captain Graem...
Fans blast cricket team 25 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans are still in shock and searching for answers why they national cricket team lost to minnows United Arab Emirates which wretched the side’s chances of qualifying for the 2019 World Cup. At the same time, coach Heath Streak and a number of senior players have come out to apo...
Qualifiers a resounding success: ICC 21 March 2018 HARARE - The rumbling sound of buses being escorted by police motorbikes and cars sounding sirens have left many motorists and pedestrians wondering whether ex-president Robert Mugabe has returned or it is the leader of the new dispensation Emmerson Mnangagwa going about his business. But far ...
Zim bemoans washed-out match 1 March 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket team’s opening warm up encounter against Ireland was abandoned without a ball bowled at Queens Sports Club on Tuesday owing to bad weather and in the process depriving both sides of much-needed match practice. The International Cricket Council World Cup Qualifiers fea...
Zim A crush Kenya again 3 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe A are now on course for a limited over series whitewash win over Kenya after winning the third match by seven wickets at Mutare Sports Club yesterday. The hosts won the first match at the same venue by six wickets at the end of last month before sealing another 110 run win by...
Scotland name squad for Zim Qualifiers 3 February 2018 HARARE - Scotland have announced their squad for the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe is scheduled to host the qualifiers in March after the ICC agreed to reduce the number of participating teams at the 2019 Cricket World Cup from 14 to 10. A new World Cup qualific...
Zim U19 relegated to Plate League 20 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's hunt for the ICC Under 19 World Cup came to a crashing end after the side suffered a 10-wicket defeat at the hands of India in the final Group B match at Mount Maunganui, New Zealand yesterday. The local teenagers will, however, remain in New Zealand competing in the less f...
Zim stun Sri Lanka 18 January 2018 HARARE - Sikandar Raza put in a man-of-the-match performance as Zimbabwe beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs in the second match of the ODI tri-series at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh yesterday. The right-handed batsman scored a whirlwind and unbeaten 67-ball 81 batting ...
Zim U19 falls to Australia 18 January 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe suffered their first defeat at the ongoing ICC Under 19 World Cup yesterday going down to Australia by seven wickets further complicating the side’s chances of a quarter-final berth. After being asked to bat first, Zimbabwe fell for 134 runs inside 33.2 overs before the young...
Leave a mark, Zim U-19 urged 4 January 2018 HARARE – The Zimbabwe squad at the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand should cherish the opportunity and use it as a stepping stone to a professional career according to current senior players. Stephan Mangongo’s side will have to negotiate through a tough Group B that comprises Austral...
Tigers coachless for Zim tri-series 4 January 2018 HARARE – Bangladesh will not have a substantive coach in time for the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka which starts on January 15. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan said Richard Halsall, the assistant coach, will be in charge of coaching the side while manager Kha...
Zim sports on the forefront in 2018 2 January 2018 HARARE - After a relatively modest 2017, local sport is going to be on the world map in 2018 as various Zimbabwean teams will be in action. While most of the attention will be centred on football since it is the sport with the largest following, there is, however, no denying that 2018 is going...