Fixtures

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Revised West Indies Tour Schedule

CaribbeanCricket.com has details of the revised match schedule for Zimbabwe's tour to the West Indies. The ODIs and practice match originally scheduled will go ahead as planned, while the two cancelled test matches have been replaced with back-to-back one-day games in Guyana, on April 29th and 30th.
Guyana Gets Two Zimbabwe ODIs (caribbeancricket.com)

Zim to Play in Canada / Bermuda Tri-Series

The ICC have released their schedule for Associate nation one-day matches for the next year, and in addition to this month's series against Kenya, Zimbabwe are scheduled to meet Bermuda and Canada in a 4-match triangular series. The tour is set for 16-20 May 2006, following Zimbabwe's tour to the West Indies. Exact dates and locations are yet to be announced.

The ICC schedule also includes Kenya's upcoming tour to Bangladesh. Barring any late changes, it now seems certain Zimbabwe will not be making this a triangular series as had originally been planned.
Schedule of ODI matches involving ICC Associate Members through to ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 (ICC)

Kenya Tour Back to 5 Matches

Kenya's tour to Zimbabwe is back to being a 5-match affair, after ZC backed down on their plans to reduce the series to three games without consulting anyone. The first two games will now be played in Bulawayo, with the final 3 in Harare.

Kenya have now announced their squad for the tour. A number of familiar faces, including Martin Suji and Ravi Shah, have been omitted due to injury, allowing some younger faces to make the squad.
Kenya include youngsters in squad for Zimbabwe (CricInfo)

Kenya Series Cut to 3 Matches?

CricInfo are reporting that the ODI series against Kenya has been cut to 3 matches, apparently because of financial issues at ZC. Unfortunately, no-one seems to have told the Kenyans yet. The revised match schedule has also not yet been made public.
Zimbabwe cut Kenya series to three ODIs

Kenya Tour Dates Fixed

Kenya and Zimbabwe have agreed dates for the upcoming Kenyan tour. The teams will play five One-Day Internationals between February 23rd and March 4th. No confirmation yet on whether Zimbabwe will be participating the the proposed triangular series in Bangladesh that had been planned to follow the Kenyan visit.

Bangladesh Hope to Arrange Zim, Kenya Tri-Series

The Bangladesh Cricket Board have announced they have invited Zimbabwe & Kenya to take part in a triangular series to be held in Bangladesh between 10-24 March. As yet, neither African board has confirmed their participation, although given current problems & the proposed tournament's closeness to Zimbabwe's scheduled tour of the West Indies, it seems unlikely Zimbabwe will take part.

Meanwhile, according to Barbados paer The Nation, interim ZC Chairman Peter Chingoka has confirmed to the WICB that Zimbabwe intend to fulfill their touring obligations in April. Whether this is a case of wishful thinking remains to be seen.

Kenya Fixtures

The Financial Gazette has the match dates for Kenya's visit to Zimbabwe. 3 matches will be played - two 3-day games starting on October 12th and 16th, and a one-day match on October 20th. All games are against Zimbabwe A.

They also list the first match of the SA Provincial Pool, against KwaZulu Natal starting on October 20th - although as noted below, Zimbabwe's participation in this tournament hasn't been officially confirmed yet.
Ambitious International Cricket Programme

Update: dates updated as per Monday's article in Kenya's The Nation.

Fixture News

ZC have been busy arranging some matches for the long gap between the end of India's visit and the tour to the West Indies. Kenya are due in the country between October 10th and 21st, for two 3-day matches and one 1-day game. Dates are to be confirmed.

In October, Zimbabwe A travel to India to take part in the Duleep Trophy, an inter-provincial 4-day competition that has recently taken to including a foreign A side to help their development. Finally, the Afro-Asian A tournament has been pencilled in for January 2006 and will take place in Bangladesh.

Dates will be added to the Fixtures page as they become available.

Afro-Asian U19 Tournament Confirmed

Afro-Asian Cricket Co-operation have announced their plans for an Under-19 tournament. involving India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The tournament will be held in the Indian city of Vishakapatnam from 19-27 November, and is intended as a warm-up for next year's U19 World Cup in Sri Lanka. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format, before a final on 27 November.

A similar tournament involving 'A' teams is being planned for early 2006.

WICB Announce Schedule for Zimbabwe Tour

The West Indies Cricket Board have announced the schedule for Zimbabwe's tour of the region in April and May next year. The series will include the first day/night ODI to be played in the West Indies.

April 15-17  	Chancellors XI  	UWI, Barbados
April 20-24 	1st Test 	        Guyana
April 28-May 2 	2nd Test 	        Trinidad
May 4 	        Practice Match 	        Trinidad
May 6 	        1st ODI 	        Trinidad
May 7 	        2nd ODI 	        Trinidad
May 10 	        3rd ODI 	        St Lucia (day/night match)
May 13 	        4th ODI         	Antigua
May 14   	5th ODI         	Antigua
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