Future tour rumours

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Mr Twig
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Re: Future tour rumours

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/tristanlav ... 4cf9626c62
Rescheduling their postponed ODI tour of Australia – originally scheduled for last August – is currently under discussion with ZC’s chiefs hoping to squeeze in a T20 series too.

And Tests?

“Won’t happen,” Mukuhlani chuckles almost dismissively noting that Zimbabwe have not played Tests against Australia since late 2003.

“Hopefully in the next cycle (2023-31).”
Looks like they should get to host Australia again in the next cycle; hopefully for Tests if they can afford it.

Nice to see there is actual dialogue between ZC and boards like Australia.

TapsC2
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Re: Future tour rumours

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Test cricket will be dead in the next 10 years if they don’t do something about it. How many tests have Ireland and Afghanistan played since they became full members? That tells you everything.

A proper ICC funded 2-tier league with Sri Lanka, West Indies, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe and Ireland being the 2nd tier is the only way to go in my opinion. There must be relegation and promotion in both tiers too. If you still want to play the top teams you can organize that but they play each so often that it honestly doesn’t even make sense for them too.

Watch the Netherlands never really push to play test matches if they can be in the ODI league and T20 world cups. They want to become full members for the money, not test cricket

sam_ahm
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Re: Future tour rumours

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Mr Twig wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:10 am
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tristanlav ... 4cf9626c62
Rescheduling their postponed ODI tour of Australia – originally scheduled for last August – is currently under discussion with ZC’s chiefs hoping to squeeze in a T20 series too.

And Tests?

“Won’t happen,” Mukuhlani chuckles almost dismissively noting that Zimbabwe have not played Tests against Australia since late 2003.

“Hopefully in the next cycle (2023-31).”
Looks like they should get to host Australia again in the next cycle; hopefully for Tests if they can afford it.

Nice to see there is actual dialogue between ZC and boards like Australia.
I read this article and honestly ZC chairman made some very good and valid points there. Test cricket, I'm telling you, will not survive if it continues the way it is.

Eventually even the people in Ind, ENG, Aus will be bored of watching the big 3 play each other in a loop.

Mr Twig
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Re: Future tour rumours

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TapsC2 wrote:
Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:10 am
Watch the Netherlands never really push to play test matches if they can be in the ODI league and T20 world cups. They want to become full members for the money, not test cricket
Yes, i've read discussion about their push to gain full ICC membership without Test status. That would really kill off Test cricket outside the Big3. That should not be allowed to happen.

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