2020 ZIM fixtures

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2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by Kriterion_BD » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:47 am

When is Zimbabwe's next series?

There is a scheduled tour of Bangladesh in about 4 months time, I don't know if it will feature any Test matches tho. Does anyone know for sure?
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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by Black Mamba » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:10 pm

1) January 2020 Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe 2020
Matches: 2 Test ( Least Chance of having Test it may break down to 3 Odis & 3 T20)
Venue: Zimbabwe

2) March 2020 Bangladesh v/s Zimbabwe 2020
Matches: 1 Test and 5 T20
Venue: Zimbabwe or Bangladesh

3) April 2020 Ireland tour of Zimbabwe 2020
Matches: 1 Test and 5 T20
Venue: Zimbabwe


4)June 2020 Zimbabwe vs Australia 2020
Matches: 3 ODI
Venue: Australia/Zimbabwe


5)August 2020 India tour of Zimbabwe 2020
Matches: 3 ODI
Venue: Zimbabwe


6)October 2020 Zimbabwe tour of Sri Lanka 2020
Matches: 3 ODI and 2 T20
Venue: Sri Lanka


7) Nov - Dec 2020 Zimbabwe tour of Pakistan 2020
Matches: 3 ODI and 3 T20
Venue: Pakistan


It will be a good year 2020 for Zimbabwe if everything goes by schedule as set up by ICC FTP system
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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by zimbos_05 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:11 pm

That Australia tour seems odd. I highly doubt CA agreed to that. A touring side to Aus in mid winter when Aus are generally playing elsewhere. Seems very bizarre.

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by TapsC » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:16 pm

Its part of the ODI league. Dont see how the Aussies can wiggle out of that. In fact most of those matches are part of the ODI league. They are happening. This is literally how this board will be saved because they clearly dont care if we play cricket or not. Maybe the Aussies will decide to come to Zim instead. I dont know if thats allowed.

Some are saying the Ireland series is now a tri-series with Afghanistan. What will happen is that we wont host a test unless the ICC intervenes. Might play a couple away but ZC doesnt want to fork out 1 million dollars for a 2 test series.

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by TapsC » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:20 pm

Add the Dutch in September as well

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by TapsC » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:22 pm

What will be intetesting to see is who takes up UK club contracts next year and miss out on playing against india and Australia

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by Googly » Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:26 pm

Clubs pay £200 a game if you’re lucky. That’s a grand a month, which is breadline.

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by Black Mamba » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:23 pm

zimbos_05 wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:11 pm
That Australia tour seems odd. I highly doubt CA agreed to that. A touring side to Aus in mid winter when Aus are generally playing elsewhere. Seems very bizarre.
Yup.Australia scheduled to visit Zimbabwe as per fixture

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by foreignfield » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:06 pm

How much hope do we have that one of the scheduled Tests actually takes place? I'd love to see us take on Ireland, but as TapsC said, this is only happening in Zim at gun-point.

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Re: 2020 ZIM fixtures

Post by Robbo » Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:16 pm

Not many clubs will pay £200. The top ones in the ECB premier leagues maybe, but most will be below that. However, you can certainly make it up to a grand if your're smart. Do some coaching (kids love an overseas player from my experience) and bit of bar work and your're there.

Regards the fixtures , the ones that are part of the new ODI league would appear to be locked in. The first 3 series of the year against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Ireland are not part of that, so expect them to be downgraded into ODI/T20 series sadly.

On the subject of the new 13 team ODI league, here is a very realistic scenario:

Once the cycle has played out (each team plays 8 ODI series) Zimbabwe may well find themselves 13th. Netherlands are in it and beat Zim 2-0 recently of course. The bottom 5 teams of this league go into 2023 WC qualifier, with the 5 top asscoiate nations from League 2

If the team who comes top of league 2 (Most likely Scotland, but possibly Nepal or Namibia) finish above that 13th placed team in the said qualifier, the 13th team will be relagated into League 2. If that were Zimbabwe, well....I'll leave you with that thought.

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