Women cricketers lend helping hand

The senior women’s cricket team this week pledged their commitment to developing the sport in Botswana.

At the invitation of the Botswana Cricket Association, they recently played two T20 matches and two 40-over matches there.

“This was the true spirit of cricket in how a big sister in Zimbabwe gave her time and energy to nurture the baby sister,” said Caroline Nyamande, Zimbabwe manager.

The games between the two countries can best be described as mismatches. The first, a T20, saw Zimbabwe emerge nine-wicket victors.

The last T20 match the Zimbabweans of 322 runs for the loss of four wickets before bowling the Batswana out for 78.

Botswana disappointed again in the two 40-over matches, with Zimbabwe wrapping the series with a nine-wicket victory.

Zimbabwe are preparing for next year’s International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup in India.

It is the third time the Asian country hosts the women’s cricket’s leading 50-over tournament.

The qualifiers for the tournament are scheduled for November in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Zimbabwe will join other teams including the hosts, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, USA, West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Japan to battle it out for the four remaining spots at the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.

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