Future of the Logan Cup?

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Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by zimfan1 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:09 pm

I think it is time we change the format of our domestic cricket. Looking around the world it is clear that we have a limited future playing the longer format of the game but we still will have some game time (3 or 4 a year).

It is clear that cost (and corruption) is limiting the amount of cricket that we play domestically. Therefore I think that in order to cut the cost and to increase the volume of cricket we should change our 4 day comp to 3 days (many of our matches are done in 3 days) which is what is done in Sri Lanka and the Provincial South African competitions. This would allow us to play a Pro 50 match or a T20 match on the 4th day which is the format which our future is most likely geared towards.

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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by Stoneman Returns » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:43 pm

No need to change any thing. Time for Zimbabwe to shut down their cricket so that ICC use that money in promoting cricket in other nation, which have more talent and public interest then Zimbabwe.

to name aa few, NEPAL, MALAYSIA, PNG, JERSEY, CANADA, USA
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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by zimfan1 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:02 pm

Stoneman Returns wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:43 pm
No need to change any thing. Time for Zimbabwe to shut down their cricket so that ICC use that money in promoting cricket in other nation, which have more talent and public interest then Zimbabwe.

to name aa few, NEPAL, MALAYSIA, PNG, JERSEY, CANADA, USA
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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by sam_ahm » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:09 pm

Never lose hope, things are never as good as they look, at the same time they are never as bad as they look...

I think a 3day competition is a good suggestion, at the moment Zimbabwe should focus really hard on the upcoming WT20 qualifiers and the ODI league starting in 2020. Zimbabwe, despite all their problems are guarenteed to get good amount of games once the ODI league starts, what will matter subsequently are the results and it is pretty much now or never for Zimbabwe. So I do agree Zimbabwe should definitely focus more on shorter formats.

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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by eugene » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:43 pm

As bad as things can seem these days, our calibre of players in the national team are as strong now as it is has ever been. Player for player the national side is stronger now than it was in the 90s. The team of the 90s just had two world class players in A Flower and H Streak, take those two out and the rest were no better than what we have now. The lack of youngsters coming through the system is problematic but remember back in the 90s the entire Logan Cup season sometimes consisted of a best-of-three series between Mashonaland and Matebeleland. That is 20-30 players at most, including national team guys playing first class cricket. We were plucking guys out of amateur club cricket for the national side.
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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:44 pm

eugene wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:43 pm
As bad as things can seem these days, our calibre of players in the national team are as strong now as it is has ever been. Player for player the national side is stronger now than it was in the 90s. The team of the 90s just had two world class players in A Flower and H Streak, take those two out and the rest were no better than what we have now. The lack of youngsters coming through the system is problematic but remember back in the 90s the entire Logan Cup season sometimes consisted of a best-of-three series between Mashonaland and Matebeleland. That is 20-30 players at most, including national team guys playing first class cricket. We were plucking guys out of amateur club cricket for the national side.
Correct. You know I’ve said this before.

Especially our bowling attack. By farrrr we have a more consistent lineup now. Especially if we retained Blessing.

On the whole, if we removed our weakest paceman in place of Streak, and our weakest batsman with Flower in their prime. We have a team that comes close to the 1999 side, and way stronger than the pre 98 side and 2002 onward team.

We would look something like this:
1 masakasza
2 Flower
3 Taylor
4 Ervine
5 Williams
6 Raza
7 Moor
8 Streak
9 Cremer
10 Jarvis
11 Chatara

That team bats down to 9 and would be our strongest single attack ever fielded.
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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:21 am

Most of those 3 day matches in the SL competition are finishing as draws, but that might work for Logan Cup. Some draws here won't be bad. But not sure it will save any money though, but will help in running the FC and LA competitions in parallel. That also means specialists for a specific format won't be unearthed easily as teams might want to have smaller squads to save expenditures.

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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by jaybro » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:02 am

I think in the current climate all matches should be played in Harare where most of the players live so to reduce costs.

Also with the Pro50 Championship I think a 2 or 3 week tournament held in Harare or maybe Bulawayo (if they can sort affordable accommodation) would be the best way to go, likewise with the t20 competition.

The 3 Day matches is an interesting idea, I'd be ok with it if the season was extended.

At this point with the current state of the Country it's a miracle any cricket is being played.
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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by ZIMDOGGY » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:29 am

I question how bad it is at times.
I KNOW ITS BAD, but I was surfing Snapchat maps and looking at all the snaps in Harare in the weekend and you’d be fooled. People dressing up and going to parties and snapping selfies left and right. You’d think it was the USA or Australia or somewhere
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Re: Future of the Logan Cup?

Post by Googly » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 am

That pic of a packed outside bar waist deep after a Tsunami sums up Zimbos attitude to calamity. We are the drinking capital of the world.

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