Future tour rumours

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secretzimbo wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:12 pm
We'd get down up the ass by Australia of course, but that's besides the point.

Cricket is a ridiculous sport, governed in most countries by the worst possible people. And that has resulted in a ridiculous system where only a select few countries are allowed to play and there is extremely little interest or desire amongst those few to try and involve anybody else or grow the game anywhere.

It's easier just to throw 12 million dollars a year at us and tell us to be quiet and stay out of things.

Good on ZC for asking for a fixture in the first place, and good on them for speaking the truth about the Big Three.
Agreed. Vey disappointing

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Also, we are one of the very very few countries in the world who actually still value red ball cricket and prioritises it. We've just played five months of domestic red ball cricket and only a week of T20. Is there any other country out there with such a heavy weighting and bias towards red ball cricket?

People in places like Australia and England regularly bang on every month or two about how 'test cricket is dying' and how terrible and awful that would be. And yet they don't want to play with the only country that actually still places so much emphasis on that format of the game? Weird.

Maybe if they are so bothered about their 'traditions' and 'safeguarding the history of the game for the future' and all that complete twaddle, then they should make their own efforts to sustain it by actually playing fellow test loving countries? Maybe one day they will realise that the reason it is 'dying' is because they play the same two teams every single year.


If we played 10 tests per year every year for five years, I think we would start to be very competitive in that format....

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secretzimbo wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 2:10 pm
Rajkumar Sharma wrote:
Sat May 14, 2022 1:46 pm
Not an arrogant step by Aus, but its a clearcut intention hitting at ZC, if your team doesn't performs consistently against top sides when you play them, you can't get a game against them, you have to earn interest to play against top sides and Zim at present doesn't have that potential to play against top sides. Hope this sort of negelection makes ZC learn the modern approach of getting importance in the game and build a team according to it, so that they can be competitive and win games, if they continue to build team on nepotism & qouta politics satisfying themselves, its hard for ZC to seek any attention from top sides.

Bangladesh is great example of it, they beat Pak, India, SA, England at home around 2015-16 phase and suddenly their cricket took off and that created interest among top teams in playing against Bangladesh.
So full of contradictions. Go and learn proper English, please.

'If your team doesn't perform consistently against top sides, you can't get a game against them'. Great contradiction here. Anyway, seeing as you seem unaware - Zimbabwe last played Australia in a Test in 2003. England in 2003 etc. How can we perform consistently against them, if we don't play them? :lol:

You say Bangladesh did well in 2015-2016. Damn, we'd dream of the fixture list they had then. We get nothing even close to that, and have't for many years. Bangladesh have had better fixtures than us for the past 15 years. Consistently. It is a ridiculous comparison, utterly futile.
Zim played 3 test against Aus and have been brutally thrashed 3-0. Aussies loves to play with competative teams.Last time, Zim beat top team in Test was Pakistan in 2013, till then they got hammered by SA, NZ, PAK in test. West Indies, Sri Lanka are no longer a formidable force, still Zim can't beat them. Most recent wins was against lower ranked Bangladesh & Afghans, which are not enough to seek attention from top team. Zim should be lucky that NZ & PAK have played test against them. Idiot first use your brain and then reply please.Zim can't win test series against lower ranked side and they want to face Australia in Australia, get pee in your pant and sleep.

Zim quite a few time get chance to play South Africa in nearly every format, but results are only defeats ICC backed by top teams of asian subcontinent has huge role in keeping cricket alive in Zimbabwe. Zim played Test with NZ, SA, PAK, SL, West Indies and all the results were series defeats. If you can't win, you can't get fixtures against top opponents. Bangladesh managed to show competition whenever they played top teams. Better show your performance, win games and then debate. Stop crying on ICC and fixtures.Gone are those days, when boards use to set up fixtures without keeping in mind the business and money, nowdays game is based on performance, if you perform, win games for your country, you will get fixtures against top teams as they will show interest in playing, followed by the performers getting big money in T20 leagues.Once, Zim starts winning games they will again be considered as competative opponents and will get busy schedule. Zim still has plenty of things to give to world cricket, once people with good thinker of the game becomes independent ZC head

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Afghanistan confirmed Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe today. And they confirmed 3 ODI and 3 T20I only instead of 5 T20I confirmed by Zimbabwe :?

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Marshmallow wrote:
Tue May 17, 2022 3:14 pm
Afghanistan confirmed Afghanistan tour of Zimbabwe today. And they confirmed 3 ODI and 3 T20I only instead of 5 T20I confirmed by Zimbabwe :?
Yes, I checked after you mentioned. Bit strange that but I think we can go with what ZC have mentioned, they have announced the dates as well. So ACB admin might be mistaken there.

Edit: That lad got the dates wrong as well.

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Checked Zimbabwe twitter header picture and its also shows 3 T20I too. Maybe they rescheduled.

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Then it could also mean that the series is moved forward to June 3rd. Well. That gives Zimbabwe some more time to schedule another tri series or something before the qualifiers.

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Location of our Australia series confirmed as Townsville

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ZC have decided to host Group B of the Qualifiers in Bulawayo which means that Zimbabwe will play all there matches in Bulawayo.

Why? We have a terrible record in Bulawayo.

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Zimbabwe should appoint Sikandir Raza has captain for the qualifers and Craig Wishaart as mentor
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