Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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secretzimbo
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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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zimfan1 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:38 pm
I question why we are set to play so much first class stuff and little white ball cricket when we have 3 test matches scheduled over the next 24 months whilst in the same time period we have two white ball qualifiers to prepare for.
We're still stuck in the 90s. Everyone here still wants to play tests and First Class. The rest of the world has moved on and Zimbabwe is stuck in a time warp. Even the black players and young poor kids want to play red ball cricket over anything. It's a really dated mindset that at some point does need to change. Ask a 15-year-old in the subcontinent if they want to play a Test or the IPL and I think we all know the answer. Even in England or Aus a fair amount might say T20 nowadays even. In Zim you ask a 15-year-old black kid in a government school in Highfield and they will probably still say Test.

Ideally we would play a lot of every format of course. It's really great to see so much First Class organised - really really good. But then having a T20 tournament that lasts 5 days is a literal joke! There has to be a balance and we have to move with the times a bit.

Jemisi
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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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I'm happy with the FC stuff.

An extra round of T20 would be better

TapsC2
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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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The format which is actually dying but people haven't noticed yet is ODIs. T20s are a more action packed version of the format and the Super League has reduced the number of ODIs being played. Add regular T20 World Cups and the ability for small teams to win in that format and that's the end of ODIs. Teams are playing twice as many T20s compared to ODIs right now.

Test cricket still has that prestige to it. We will probably find ourselves more interested in the Logan Cup and T20s

Kriterion_BD
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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

Post by Kriterion_BD »

secretzimbo wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 7:03 pm
zimfan1 wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:38 pm
I question why we are set to play so much first class stuff and little white ball cricket when we have 3 test matches scheduled over the next 24 months whilst in the same time period we have two white ball qualifiers to prepare for.
We're still stuck in the 90s. Everyone here still wants to play tests and First Class. The rest of the world has moved on and Zimbabwe is stuck in a time warp. Even the black players and young poor kids want to play red ball cricket over anything. It's a really dated mindset that at some point does need to change. Ask a 15-year-old in the subcontinent if they want to play a Test or the IPL and I think we all know the answer. Even in England or Aus a fair amount might say T20 nowadays even. In Zim you ask a 15-year-old black kid in a government school in Highfield and they will probably still say Test.

Ideally we would play a lot of every format of course. It's really great to see so much First Class organised - really really good. But then having a T20 tournament that lasts 5 days is a literal joke! There has to be a balance and we have to move with the times a bit.
Probably a funding issue. Also with the T20 WC expanding to 20 teams, ZC are probably confident that their spot is guaranteed. Same with ODIs going to 14 teams.
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