Fixtures

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Revised ZC Domestic Schedule

Maybe they'll stick to this one. ZC have released the outline schedule for the rest of the domestic season, which currently looks like this:

19-21 March             Twenty20 Inter-Pro 'A'          Harare
1-11 April              Logan Cup 'B'                   Bulawayo
17 April - 20 May       Logan Cup 'A'                   Various
27 May - 2 June         Faithwear One-Day Series 'A'    Bulawayo

Logan Cup 'A' matches will take place at the sides' various home grounds - Harare Sports Club, Queen's Sport Club, Masvingo Sports Club, Mutare Sports Club and Kwekwe Sports Club. No detailed fixture list as yet.
Zimbabwe Cricket - Domestic programme ready to roll

Logan Cup Postponed, Inter-Pro Twenty20 Back On

Just a few days after the Logan Cup schedule was released - with the first matches having been due this week - the tournament has again been postponed. CricInfo reports that ZC's operations department don't appear to have consulted with the coaching & selection side of the organisation before announcing the schedules, but that now that coach Robin Brown has made clear the need for some Twenty20 match practice ahead of the Standard Bank Pro20 series, the schedules have gone back to the drawing board. The Inter-Provincial 'A' Twenty20 is now due to take place this week in Harare, while the Logan Cup games have yet to be rescheduled.
CricInfo - Logan Cup postponed amid more confusion

Faithwear Inter-Provincial 'A' Pencilled in for April

The recently-postponed Faithwear one-day series has been rescheduled to April, according to CricInfo - although as yet they've had no confirmation from ZC of this. The series was moved to make sure that national side players, currently playing in the MTN Domestic Championship, would be available to play. Their absence would have left the quality of play in the series unacceptably low.
CricInfo - Zimbabwe Cricket postpones one-day tournament

Faithwear One-Day Series Postponed

We may have only got the fixture list last week, but we've now learnt that the Faithwear Intro-Provincial 'A' One-Day series has been postponed. No new dates have yet been announced - most likely reason in the continued participation of most of the country's top players in the SA domestic competitions (proving that, while getting experience in those competitions is a good thing, it does have a knock-on effect back homes). More when we get it.

Domestic Season in Turmoil?

We have the proposed fixture list for this year's Faithwear Inter-Provincial 'A' series and Logan Cup first-class competition - you can find them on the Fixtures page - but CricInfo reports that the remainder of the domestic season may be in doubt, due to the lack of quality players (most of the top players are currently in action for Zimbabwe Provinces and Zimbabwe Chevrons). The 'A' division Twenty20 competition has already been postponed, with the Faithwear 'A' contest also in doubt.
CricInfo - Zimbabwe board postpones Twenty20 tournament

MTN Domestic Series Update

A few tweaks have been made to the schedule for the MTN Domestic Series, with Zim's matches against the Dolphins having both been moved. Zim's first match will now be against the Warriors, on Sunday 10th in Bulawayo. You can see the full schedule on our Fixtures page.

Women's World Cup Qualifier Fixtures

Zimbabwe's fixture list for the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers in South Africa are now available on the Fixtures page.

Pakistan Tour Intinerary

As ever, subject to change. Stadium details on the Fixtures page.

14-17 January 2008   Zimbabweans v Patrons XI           Karachi
21 January 2008      1st ODI                            Karachi (D/N)
24 January 2008      2nd ODI                            Hyderabad
27 January 2008      3rd ODI                            Multan (D/N)
30 January 2008      4th ODI                            Faisalabad (D/N)
2 February 2008      5th ODI                            Sheikhupura

UPDATE 3: The above schedule was issued by the PCB on January 7th - the three-day match has been dropped and the match dates amended, but otherwise the ODI schedule remains intact.

Pakistan Tour is On, but Some Itinerary Changes Likely

Both ZC and the PCB have confirmed that Zimbabwe's tour to Pakistan will go ahead, but there will likely be some changes to the itinerary as a result of the recent disturbances. ZC Chairman Peter Chingoka was first to confirm the tour:

"We are definitely going ahead with the tour as ZC has an obligation to fulfill its obligations under the Futures Tours programme. The team leaves on 11 January and should be back on 8 February. The fact is we enjoy excellent relations with the Pakistan Cricket Board, which we hope to maintain by abiding by the International Cricket Council rules and regulations."

A PCB spokesperson later confirmed the news, and indicated that itinerary changes were likely - although these have not yet been confirmed:

"The series should take place on the same dates but there is a possibility of some changes being made to the venue list. We will not be able to host any match in Hyderabad because there is no hotel in the city where the two teams and the officials could be accommodated after the burning of the Indus [hotel, where the Zimbabwe team had been due to stay]."

Good to get the uncertainty resolved, and personally I'm glad the tour is going ahead. ZC have yet to announce their squad for the tour, but with the team due to leave in 4 days' time we should have word of that soon.
Zimbabwe Standard - Pakistan cricket tour going ahead

MTN Domestic Championship Fixtures

Zimbabwe's fixture list for the MTN Domestic Championship has been updated - on the original list, their first match had clashed with the 5th ODI in Pakistan, so something has to give. Even the revised list isn't ideal, with their first MTN match now taking place just two days after the final ODI in Pakistan - which really doesn't give the side much chance to prepare, given they have to fly home in that time.

The revised list is on our Fixtures page.

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