Future tour rumours

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secretzimbo
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At this point Zimbabwe Cricket - as with 99% of all cricket organisations - has long ceased to exist.

Yet somehow Lalchand Rajput is still inexplicably picking up a salary from someone somewhere in Zimdollars.

Makoni and Mukuhlani blame the bastard white murungus for the whole thing. :lol:

sam_ahm
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This T20 franchise bubble won't last for long. Just wait and watch. ICC will regret this.

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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 1:33 am
secretzimbo wrote:
Fri Jun 03, 2022 11:35 pm
“There will be fewer men’s Test cricket during the next Future Tours Programme from 2023-27, with the calendar packed with Twenty20 leagues and global international tournaments.

Some countries may have to make room and play less Test cricket,” Barclay told Test Match Special. “Some of the smaller full members will have to accept that they can’t play the amount of Test cricket that they wanted to so we may see a lessening of that – four or five [games] a year whereas England, Australia, India I think will be playing Test cricket as they are now.”

Quote from the English media today, that's the ICC Chairman.

The ICC and the big three are a disgrace.
The fault here lies mostly or at least partly with the smaller countries who have their own t20 cricket leagues. Like why on earth does the BCB need the BPL? It's a shit league no one cares about, is rife with scandals and poor pitches, and only attracts foreign players past their prime or that no one has ever heard of. And it wastes 4-5 weeks of the season when you could easily host 2-3 Tests. On top of all that, the team will still suck at T20 cricket. Ditto for Sri Lanka and Pakistan too.
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I agree, that's a very valid point.

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Tamim Iqbal has said the BD tour is white ball games only.
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Kriterion_BD wrote:
Sat Jun 04, 2022 11:17 pm

I'm no fan of the IPL - never watched a single game and don't plan to. But it annoys me that every country wants to try and copy that model.
This. The IPL kickstarted this whole phenomena and now every country is trying to do something, even countries in which cricket is not particularly big like the USA and Canada.

There is a league happening just about everywhere (bar Zim) and they are all trying to do the same model which is not sustainable.

Whilst it is nice to have these big name players playing your own league in your home country, it's just not viable for the long term success of cricket as a whole. Zim would do well to focus on developing their own strong domestic league with more than 5 matches a season. Incorporate with Namibia or South to have them send an Invitational team to be part of the league and just have a strong focused domestic comp.

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He's never watched IPL yet doesnt understand what the fuss is all about? :lol:
T20 is a good way of drawing new people into the game for countries like USA and Canada. Their baseball games look like a test match between Rwanda and Bolivia, T20 surely has to gain some traction?
All countries need a T20 league surely? It is an exciting and now important format and requires a different skill set that has definitely changed how the 50 over game is played by the top teams. It also gives players some extra cash because most of these Boards are as divisive and corrupt as ours and pay their players not a lot whilst they drive fancy cars with all the perks.

SA will have zero interest in hosting us for any games, either internationals or some form of domestic league, they are miles ahead of us and there's no upside for them.
Namibia I'm sure would be interested if their finances permitted, but I'm guaranteeing they'd embarass us sooner rather than later, which is something ZC will dodge. The more exposure we get the more apparent it is that we are almost at ground zero. It's not a good look and our massive ICC financing is looking increasingly ridiculous to everybody.

How does Zim develop its own strong domestic league? Thats the 100 million dollar question. They've finally decided to play a few more games which is the bare minimum that is required. People are treating it as if ZC have cracked the code. It's surely the minimum prerequisite to just get started. It's about 20 years too late, but its certainly a good thing. Public reaction should be- why the
F&^@ weren't you doing this before, instead it's- jeez well done guys, brilliant idea! Anyway the ridiculousness of that aside, we lack the players that can take advantage of it and really kick on. That's a f%* up that has been 20 years in the making and almost impossible to fix. Essentially the same bunch with the same mind set that caused the problem are being lauded for trying to fix it. With a massive concerted effort of doing a lot of things correctly starting now we might see results in some years down the road.
The first step is to try and win some games. These qualifiers are against Jersey, Singapore and USA. How sad is that!!! Jeez we have fallen a long long way into a very deep hole. It's not a given either, Singapore will be OK and Jersey will have some players. One would like to think we will be comfortable, but we are so shit there's always doubt.

These other scheduled games against the bigger teams we are just going to continue to get absolutely raped.

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Bangladesh tour confirmed as 3 ODIs & 3 T20s

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Bangladesh are having a disaster of a time these days, I would say this will be a great opportunity for Zimbabwe to register some upset wins.

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