Zimbabwe Cricket

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Zimbabwe Cricket
Zimbabwe Cricket (logo).svg
Sport Cricket
Jurisdiction National
Abbreviation ZC
Affiliation International Cricket Council
Affiliation date 6 July 1992 (1992-07-06)
Headquarters Harare Sports Club, Harare
Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani[1]
Chief Exec Wilfred Mukondiwa
Coach Heath Streak
Other key staff

Chief Selector

Givemore Makoni
Sponsor Castle Lager, Vega Sportswear, Coca-Cola, Sanctuary Insurance, uMax, Schweppes, ZimGold
Replaced Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU)
(founded) 1992 (1992)
Official website

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), known as the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) until 2004,[2] is the governing body for the sport of cricket in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe Cricket is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and administers the Zimbabwe national cricket team, organising Test tours, One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals with other nations. It also organises domestic cricket, including the Castle Logan Cup, the Coca-Cola Metbank Pro50 Championship and the Stanbic Bank 20 Series in Zimbabwe.


Zimbabwe cricket went through major upheaval during the 2000s. During the 2003 Cricket World Cup, senior team members Andy Flower and Henry Olonga staged their "black armband protest" at the "death of democracy" in Zimbabwe, a reference to the country's political situation. Both players subsequently retired from international cricket.[3] In 2004, the majority of the remaining senior players quit the international game following a player protest triggered by the removal of then-captain Heath Streak, resulting in a very young and inexperienced side being fielded in subsequent series against Sri Lanka and Australia. Zimbabwe's resounding defeats in those series led to the withdrawal of Test status that, apart from a brief resumption in 2005 with series against South Africa, New Zealand and India, remained in place until early 2011. Recent improvements in Zimbabwe's on-field performances, including a notable victory over Australia in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 group stages and an overhaul of coaching staff has, however, led to the side's Test status being reinstated, with matches now planned against Bangladesh, Pakistan and New Zealand in late 2011.[4]

In February 2017, Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed that an academy side would tour England later that year to play fixtures against second XI sides, including Northamptonshire and Worcestershire.[5] The following players were selected for the squad: Ryan Burl, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Taffy Mupariwa, Tafadzwa Tsiga, Tarisai Musakanda, Tylor Trenoweth, William Mashinge, Faraz Akram, Carl Mumba, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Nyamayaro, Mkhululi Nyathi, Richard Ngarava, Kuziva Ziwira, Thamsanqa Nunu and Brandon Mavuta.[5]

Return to Test cricket[edit]

As part of the lead-up to their Test return, Zimbabwe Cricket announced major upgrades to the Harare Sports Club and Mutare Sports Club grounds.[6] Plans for a new Test ground at Victoria Falls were also revealed.[7] ZC also signed a three-year deal with Reebok worth $1mn. The deal will see Reebok sponsor the Domestic competitions and make the kits of the Zimbabwean national cricket team[8]

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh[edit]

Zimbabwe played their first test match, after regaining their test status, against Bangladesh at the Harare Sports Club in Harare. The only test started on Thursday 4 August 2011. Bangladesh won the toss and elected to field first. Zimbabwe won the test on day five by 130 runs.

370 all out
Hamilton Masakadza 104 runs (244)
Shakib Al Hasan 3/62 (26 overs)
287 all out
Mohammad Ashraful 73 runs (158)
Brian Vitori 4/66 (24 overs)
291/5 (dec)
Brendan Taylor 105* runs (175)
Shafiul Islam 1/29 (11 overs)
244 all out
Abdur Razzak 43 runs (17)
Kyle Jarvis 4/61 (16.3 overs)
Zimbabwe won by 130 runs
Harare Sports Club, Harare
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena Sri Lanka
Bruce Oxenford Australia
Player of the match: Brendan Taylor Zimbabwe
  • Bangladesh, who chose to field
  • Zimbabwe won the one-off match

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