Cricket matches confined to capital

Bangladesh are scheduled to tour the country at the end of this month for five One-Day International matches against Zimbabwe.
Normally Harare Sports Club would have hosted three matches while Queens Sports Club, the country’s second choice venue hosts two of the matches.
But ZC h

as decided otherwise, raising fears that the financial status of the once money rich cricket mother body might be wilting.
Ozias Bvute, the ZC managing director, confirmed last week that all the Bangladesh matches will be staged in Harare.
“You have to understand that this is a very short tour and so all the games are in Harare,” said Bvute.
But it’s not the first time that cricket fans in Bulawayo, who have proved they are passionate supporters, have been deprived a fair share of the action.
Two years ago they missed out on watching world champions Australia after the Aussies tour was reduced to three ODIs all of which were played in the capital after the Zimbabwe team was deemed too weak to play Test cricket.
Zimbabwe’s second largest city last hosted international cricket in February this year when Zimbabwe took on Kenya in two One-Day International matches at Queens Sports Club. – Sports reporter

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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