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.

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I'm happy with the FC stuff.

An extra round of T20 would be better

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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

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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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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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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https://thestandard.newsday.co.zw/2021/ ... clearance/

Crazy how hard it is to find information about the domestic season. Looks like Blessing wasn't given clearance to play in the T10 because the pro 50 starts on November 19 :lol: . A lot of people don't see the value of that T10 tournament anyway so I don't think this is a big deal.

I doubt the international games will follow the schedule the article is talking about but I really would enjoy a test match against Ireland. Chances of that happening are very slim

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It says he's been injured. That event will be the most unwatched T10 of all time with the T20WC currently being played, plus we are supposedly about to play some international cricket. Its not unreasonable of them to say no, the only thing is that Blessing misses out on a good pay day and the opportunity to get picked up for others if he were to have done well.

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If the Afghan ODIs are going ahead early December then fair enough.

Blessing is arguably our single most important player currently? Crisis if he gets injured.

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Pro50 starts 11th November. Double round-robin. Matches tentatively scheduled to be held at each of Queens, Kwekwe, Mutare and Masvingo - although that seems quite ambitious. A final scheduled for the 4th December.

Afghanistan ODI fixtures beginning 12th. Apparently. Test highly doubtful unless Afghanistan stump up the broadcast money in the next week or so - proving difficult.

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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secretzimbo wrote:
Tue Nov 02, 2021 9:28 am
Pro50 starts 11th November. Double round-robin. Matches tentatively scheduled to be held at each of Takashinga, BAC, Kwekwe, Mutare and Masvingo - although that seems quite ambitious. A final scheduled for the 4th December.

Afghanistan ODI fixtures beginning 12th. Apparently. Test highly doubtful unless Afghanistan stump up the broadcast money in the next week or so - proving difficult.
Hadn't seen this. They really are trying to wrap up the season as quickly as possible. Early weather forecasts for farmers are predicting a wet first quarter next year so they might actually be doing the right thing. We also have to go into T20 mode early next year

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Re: Zimbabwe domestic season 2021-22

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How does the broadcast money work? Whoever pays keeps the rights?

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