Pettini is not new in the Mountaineers fold. The batsman played for the side last year, before he left for a contract with England’s county club Essex. This time he will be playing alongside his compatriot, Danny Housego of Gloucestershire, who arrived in the country two weeks ago to acclimatize ahead of the upcoming season.
The two batsmen will join a strong field of Mountaineers national team players that include Tino Mawoyo, Shingi Masakadza, Foster Mtizwa, Kevin Kasuza, Hamilton Masakadza, Tymcem Maruma and Netsai Neshangwe.
The team’s chief executive officer, John Brent, said last week that they had assembled a team that would help them set the coming season alight.
“We have assembled a dream squad. I believe we have a good chance to do well in the coming season. The team has already started preparations. Basically, it is going to be an intensive season, after starting the season late,” he said. Brent expressed hope that Zimbabwe Cricket would be able to pay the players this month according their promise. The players have been on strike in the last few weeks after ZC’s failure to pay their outstanding salaries.Post published in: Cricket