International A Sides To Open Cricket Season

Group training sessions to be held in Harare

The Zimbabwean 2011/12 international and domestic cricket season will commence on the 26th of June with the arrival of the Australian and South African A teams.

The two nations will take part in a triangular limited-overs series involving a Zimbabwe select side which is yet to be announced. After the triangular, Australia A will stay on to play two four-day matches against Zimbabwe XI.

Zimbabwean Cricket Team
Zimbabwean Cricket Team

Hosting Australia and South Africa A sides will set a good foundation for our Test return match against Bangladesh in early August. We can confirm that seven limited overs games will be played between the three teams between the 29th of June and the 8th of July followed by two four-day matches against Australia A between the 15th and 24th of July. The detailed itinerary will be announced in due course, said Zimbabwe Crickets Head of Media and Communications, Shingai Rhuhwaya.

A-list matches are of the essence to all Test playing nations because they act as a yard stick to measure how equipped players are as well as to prepare them for the international stage. Participating nations are likely to field a host of exciting young players, some of whom have not yet had any international experience as well as players who have represented their national teams.

National team head coach Alan Butcher along with the technical support staff will start the 30 odd national team squad on an intensive group training session on the second of June.

Shingai Rhuhwaya

Head of Media & Communications

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