ZC announce major restructure: Mhishi Committee

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Re: ZC announce major restructure: Mhishi Committee

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Apparently (more than) something is expected to change.

As questiond by Secretzimbo, the anouncement is first to be detailed before judging whether it is going in the right direction or it is just another groundless political maneuvre.

One thing I'm short in the uptake: why an indoor facility? Unlike north of Italy, don't you have in Zimbabwe a wonderful climate which allows playing cricket 12 months a year?

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andrea lanzoni wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2024 11:07 am
Apparently (more than) something is expected to change.

As questiond by Secretzimbo, the anouncement is first to be detailed before judging whether it is going in the right direction or it is just another groundless political maneuvre.

One thing I'm short in the uptake: why an indoor facility? Unlike north of Italy, don't you have in Zimbabwe a wonderful climate which allows playing cricket 12 months a year?
No, it’s a big country. The climate varies from place to place. It also varies from year to year.

In Harare it rains a lot some years. In the middle of our cricket season!
A quick Wikipedia search shows it rains on average on 10 days in November, 16 days in December, 17 days in January and 14 days in February.

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Also once it’s actually built it’s much easier and cheaper to maintain and operate an indoor facility than a high quality outdoor turf one.

We need both.

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It’s much drier in places like Bulawayo and the lowveld

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You just want to be out of the heat most of the time.

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Very true!

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What I’m curious to know about is why it has taken so long to realize we need a full time academy which pays players decently as well. A kid who has options has better chances of convincing his parents that there is a potential career on the line if they can show they have been accepted into an academy and are actually getting paid for it.

There are so many stories of kids choosing another path because of something so simple. Also what was the exact arrangement with Taibu and the Rising Stars, AC with the Rangers and Elton with his u25s setup. We need transparency

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It’s going to take a lot of effort to get out of this mess. It might actually be too late. To even announce that we need indoor facilities everywhere is shocking. They have had the resources to do all this for years but instead they were talking about building a stadium in the middle of nowhere just to play 3 games a year there. There is a lack of passion for the game in those offices.

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Oh fuck, you've gone and reminded them about the Batonka Stadium!! That will be 5 indoors and an academy on hold.

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Honestly this sort of stuff was needed 10-15 years ago. We are so far behind now I'm not sure much is going to close the gap.
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