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Domestic Season fixtures leaked

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Finally we have some news regarding the domestic season with the Logan Cup fixtures leaked on twitter
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Looks like each side will play each other twice meaning a ten round season with 8 games each, not too bad although in reality they need to be playing a lot more if they want improvements
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That's cool. Then it's time to know who are the players and their respecting teams :D :D

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Rangers....new franchise, great to see.


Last time few experts here were not happy with young ZRS team logan cup performance, few of them suggested to distribute the youths among 4 franchise and dissolved them which ultimately happened, but ZRS made the statement by winning 50 Over Competition in their debut season.


Zimbabwe's test future is at present blink, better to focus more on one day competition as the team needs to end themselves among top 7 to qualify directly for 50 Overs World Cup in Australia.

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Asking for a friend...why do they need to be leaked?

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Who are the Rangers? Why do we need another franchise? If anything we need three strong domestic teams that play each other four times. It is helping nobody having no-name no-talent guys playing Logan Cup Cricket.
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Jemisi wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:39 pm
Asking for a friend...why do they need to be leaked?
It's hard to understand why ZC do everything in secret, they don't even attempt to do any marketing or raise interest in cricket.

I get making money from domestic cricket in Zimbabwe is almost impossible, but raising interest from fans is important.

Zimfan1 was asking of anyone could confirm the rumour he'd heard/seen about the season starting this week, and some random guy posted that picture.
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eugene wrote:
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Who are the Rangers? Why do we need another franchise? If anything we need three strong domestic teams that play each other four times. It is helping nobody having no-name no-talent guys playing Logan Cup Cricket.
The Rangers is the name of the ACHPP side

Yes there isn't really enough quality players for four sides let alone 5, but most of the guys in the Rangers side weren't playing franchise cricket last year anyways so they haven't really diluted the competition by adding them.

The bigger issue with the domestic season has been the unwillingness of the national team players to take part because they're off playing T20 tournaments in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan etc or because they just can't be bothered. I think this year we will see most of the guys in the early rounds as Ryan Burl is the only guy in the BPL, whilst no Zimbos were chosen in the PSL this year. Also apparently the Sri Lanka tour of Zimbabwe is going ahead, so you'd think these guys will want some match practice before the Lankans turn up.

Getting back to the ACHPP side it will be interesting to see how they go, as I said none of the academy players have much experience at this level, and to be fair none have really had outstanding juniors careers that anyone here seems to know about. In truth no one on the forum seems to know anything about any of the players, so this will be a huge test for these guys and a good indicator on how well the ACHPP is doing at developing these guys.

As someone here mentioned before the future of cricket in Zimbabwe is likely through private academies run by former players, of course these academies don't come with free entry so it's likely to be only the privileged kids who can join them, a stark contrast to the picture ZC have been painting about taking the game to the masses.
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That’s pretty much cricket in general isn’t it.
Even in Oz, you’re still outlaying 400 US just to get a competitive kit.

The big exception is probably Pakistan where they tape tennis balls and shit and play in the dust behind a Bin Laden cave, but that type of dedication to any sport is rare as hell. Let alone a game that requires equipment. Cricket went viral through the whole country.
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And yes, why does this require leaking? So stupid.

Probably an excuse to change it, funnelling through a non official channel.
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There is quite a good interview on the 'Dean at Stumps' podcast regarding AC Academy, where Dean speaks to Alistair Campbell himself about it. It was only 2 or 3 weeks ago, and is on youtube.

Worth a listen if you want to know more about it, and how it will be part of the first class set up.

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