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Logan Cup games called off due to Zimbabwe unrest
First-class games suspended and points split amid widespread protests triggered by fuel shortages and a rising cost of living in the country

IPL calendar puts Zimbabwe's India tour in doubt
While no dates had been settled upon, the tour was expected to take place in March. However, there is a only a ten-day window between the Australia series and the IPL

Cremer temporarily puts cricket career on hold for family
The former Zimbabwe captain has relocated from Harare to join his wife Merna, who is now based in Dubai and working as a pilot.

'Tentative' Cremer makes return from knee injury
The former Zimbabwe captain has been out of action since August but in his first game back on Saturday, he picked up 2 for 41 playing for his domestic side Rhinos

Carl Mumba's eight-for lifts Rhinos to the top of Logan Cup table
While in Harare, a rain-hit contest between Tuskers and Eagles yielded no result

Tatenda Taibu set to return to competitive cricket in Sri Lanka
Having retired from international cricket in 2012, the former Zimbabwe captain and their convener of selectors has signed for a Sri Lankan domestic side for the forthcoming first-class season

Langton Rusere first Zimbabwean umpire to stand in global tournament final
This is the fifth global tournament at which he has now officiated, having also taken part in the World Cup Qualifier 2018 and the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand earlier this year

Zimbabwe's fight a big takeaway for satisfied Masakadza
The Zimbabwe captain praised the team for doing well in conditions where better teams have struggled

Bangladesh level series with Mehidy Hasan's five-for
Brendan Taylor fought valiantly with his second century of the Test, but Zimbabwe crumbled around him to lose by 218 runs

Coach Rajput offers Zimbabwe a blueprint for survival
As Zimbabwe face a mammoth task of batting out the fifth day to save a Test match in Dhaka, Lalchand Rajput turned to recent history for an example of what is required

Mahmudullah century leaves Zimbabwe with herculean task
A maiden Test fifty from Mohammad Mithun and Mahmudullah's first Test hundred in eight years drove Bangladesh to a dominant position, allowing them to declare their innings for a second time in the match

Getting a hundred in these conditions very rewarding - Taylor
Having given away his wicket cheaply in both innings in Sylhet, he adopted a more resolute approach in Dhaka and scored his first Test ton away from home

Taijul's five-for gives Bangladesh 218-run lead
Taylor notched up his fifth Test hundred and Moor made a career-best 83, but Taijul Islam's third consecutive five-wicket haul left Zimbabwe 19 runs short of the follow-on target

'Game is still evenly poised' - Zimbabwe fielding coach Makunura
Although they face a massive deficit, Shepherd Makunura wanted his batsmen to learn from Mushfiqur Rahim and Mominul Haque and fight back in Dhaka

Mushfiqur Rahim's record double-hundred underpins Bangladesh's dominance
Zimbabwe finished day two on 25 for 1 after Mushfiqur's unbeaten 219 helped Bangladesh post 522 for 7

Chatara stretchered off with suspected quadriceps tear
A Zimbabwe Cricket spokesperson confirmed that the fast bowler had suffered a Grade 2 tear on his left quadriceps muscle, after he had pulled up while running in to bowl on the second morning

Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim score tons to give Bangladesh first-day honours
The pair added 266 to wrest back control after Zimbabwe's seamers had reduced Bangladesh to 26 for 3

Zimbabwe's shot at rare away series win
Bangladesh have failed to score more than 200 in their last eight Test innings. Can they end that streak in Mirpur?

Zimbabwe storm to first away Test win in 17 years
Bangladesh's resistance crumbled against the spinners, as they sank to a 151-run defeat

Coach Lalchand Rajput not surprised by Zimbabwe's Test-match showing
He has warned his players that Bangladesh could yet make a strong tilt for their target of 321, and told them not to let their shoulder drop if a partnership develops

Taijul finishes with 11-for, Bangladesh need 321 to win
Bangladesh were brought back into the game by their spinners, chiefly, Taijul Islam, who took 5 for 62, to finish 11 for 170 in the match

Chatara, Raza bowl Zimbabwe to 139-run lead
The duo took three wickets each as Bangladesh folded for 143 after Taijul Islam's six-wicket haul had limited Zimbabwe to 282 earlier in the day

Sean Williams' 88 keeps Zimbabwe fighting on attritional day
Zimbabwe recovered from 129 for 4 to end the day at 236 for 5, as Bangladesh's three spinners got through 67 overs on a slow, low pitch

Isam: What's the point of the Bangladesh-Zimbabwe Test series?
Bangladesh are in World-Cup mode. Zimbabwe are happy to get a spot of Test cricket, but are unlikely to prove the sturdiest of opponents. What do the teams or Test cricket gain out of this series?

Yet another daunting challenge for fumbling Zimbabwe
While they won't have to contend with Shakib this time, Zimbabwe still face an uphill task as a confident Bangladesh pursue their first Test victory this year

Zimbabwe abridge first-class season, dismantle Rising Stars
The national academy side Rising Stars had won the Pro50 domestic tournament last season and helped nurture several promising cricketers

Hamilton Masakadza, Sikandar Raza take small positives from rain-hit match
Only 66 overs were possible across the three days of the Zimbabweans' only warm-up match before the Test series

Chris Mpofu replaces injured Richard Ngarava for Bangladesh Tests
The left-arm seamer was sidelined from the Test series against Bangladesh after sustaining a groin injury during the third ODI

Williams frustrated by Zimbabwe's string of losses
Zimbabwe have not won a game since March, and their last three one-day series against Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh have all resulted in whitewashes

Imrul, Soumya centuries seal 3-0 sweep
The duo helped mow down a 287-run target with 47 balls to spare, after Sean Williams' century had given Zimbabwe a fighting chance

Zimbabwe seek favourable end to rough month
Sitting on a 12-match losing streak, including clean sweeps at the hands of Pakistan and South Africa, the visiting team will be keen to prove its worth ahead of the Tests

Saifuddin, openers help Bangladesh clinch series
Imrul, Liton add 148 to make light work of the chase as Bangladesh take unassailable 2-0 lead

Eyeing series win, Bangladesh seek top-order solidity
Zimbabwe have been somewhat unsettled, and they'll need their batsmen to come good in a must-win second ODI

Mashrafe Mortaza promises to back Fazle Mahmud despite duck on debut
The hosts are looking to clinch a series-winning victory in Chittagong on Wednesday, but their captain remained keen on trying out young players for the second ODI

'Big score coming soon' - Coach Rajput on Zimbabwe's batsmen
Zimbabwe are having trouble closing out games, according to their head coach, but he's backing them to deliver in the second ODI against Bangladesh

'Fine lines' cost Zimbabwe - Hamilton Masakadza
Zimbabwe's captain felt the result could have been different had a couple of moments - including the third umpire adjudging Saifuddin not out when Ervine claimed a low catch - gone his side's way

Imrul 144 gives Bangladesh emphatic win
His 127-run stand with No. 9 Saifuddin set the tone for a competitive score before their spinners applied the choke

'Used to the unpredictability of Mirpur pitch' - Mashrafe
In the last three years, teams have struggled to push the scoring rate under lights thus making it more favourable for teams batting first

Zimbabwe seek ODI turnaround against depleted Bangladesh
With Bangladesh walking wounded in the absence of two of their seniormost players in Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Zimbabwe may sense an opportunity

Soumya Sarkar, pacers crush Zimbabweans
Only Hamilton Masakadza looked in touch with a steady century while the rest of the batting order crumbled

Brandon Mavuta, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams get Mzansi Super League gigs
Surprisingly, Brendan Taylor went unpicked but he will be part of the Abu Dhabi T10 League that overlaps with the MSL

Incessant rain forces washout of final South Africa-Zimbabwe T20I
A heavily waterlogged outfield meant even the toss didn't happen and South Africa won the series 2-0

South Africa could rest du Plessis for final T20I
Zimbabwe's batting has let them down on the tour so far, while the home side have gained valuable insights into their bench strength

Bowlers set up crushing win as South Africa seal series
Having elected to bat, Zimbabwe had got off to a quick start, but regular wickets from South Africa's seamers meant they couldn't post more than 132

Can Zimbabwe batsmen back their bowlers to end losing streak?
South Africa will be watching their new batsmen keenly after their top and middle order was patchy in the initial ODIs

Brandon Mavuta, Rising Star of Zimbabwe cricket?
The 21-year-old legspinning-allrounder has changed the dynamics in virtually every passage of play he has been part of on Zimbabwe's tour of South Africa

Tahir five-for and van der Dussen's debut fifty keep Zimbabwe winless
SA were given a tiny scare when Moor and Mavuta gave Zimbabwe a late impetus, but a clinical bowling at the death skittled the visitors for 126

Can South Africa crack code T20 with a bolstered line-up?
South Africa have lost more T20Is than they have won in the last two years, cycling through four captains and no less than 28 players

Sean Williams still haunted by World Cup Qualifiers failure
The Zimbabwe allrounder says he and the team are still in anguish over the three-run loss against UAE at home that ended their World Cup dreams

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada complete South Africa's 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe
The two quicks picked up three wickets each before fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen steered South Africa home

Onus on South Africa's batsmen to settle into 'Vision 2019'
Time is running out for Elgar, Hendricks and Zondo to make their mark, especially now that du Plessis has recovered from injury

Steyn's all-round show, Tahir hat-trick flatten Zimbabwe
On his return to ODI cricket, Steyn top-scored with 60 then took two wickets, before Tahir cleaned up with 6 for 24 to seal the series for South Africa

South Africa, Zimbabwe look to solve middle-order issues
They could be helped by a batting-friendly pitch in Bloemfontein, where England smashed 399 for 9 in February 2016

Dale Steyn directs, Lungi Ngidi delivers
Ngidi tipped his hat to Dale Steyn, who didn't play the opening ODI but is in the squad and seems to be embracing the mentor role envisioned by the coach

Bowlers, Klaasen take South Africa to five-wicket win
The Zimbabwe bowlers made South Africa toil in the 118-run chase before Klaasen's 44 gave the hosts 1-0 lead in the three-match series

Injury-hit SA work towards Mission 2019 against 'rough diamonds' Zimbabwe
The three-match ODI series kicks off in Kimberley, with the hosts taking on a rejuvenated Zimbabwe side boosted by the return of three key players

Coach Rajput confident of Zimbabwe pushing South Africa
With several senior players returning to the fold, the coach is confident his team will put on a better show than they have in the recent past

Raza, ZC mend contractual differences
The allrounder, who had lost his central contract last month for a breach of agreement, will travel with the national squad to Bangladesh next month

Heath Streak applies for Zimbabwe Cricket to be dissolved
The former Zimbabwe coach submitted a court application asking for the board to be liquidated in order for it to pay its debts

Taylor, Williams back in Zimbabwe squad; Raza not picked
Hamilton Masakadza retains captaincy across all formats for the South Africa and Bangladesh tours

Sikandar Raza not given Zimbabwe contract
The board claimed the batsman had breached terms of their previous agreement and that he was not deserving of a contract

Zimbabwe quick Blessing Muzarabani signs for Northamptonshire
Blessing Muzarabani has joined Northamptonshire on a three-year Kolpak deal after quitting international duty

Laws of cricket available in African language for first time
Copies now available in isiXhosa, one of South Africa's 11 official languages and one of Zimbabwe's 16 official languages

Knee surgery rules Zimbabwe's Cremer out for eight weeks
The former captain will miss the team's tour of South Africa in September and also the one to Bangladesh in October

Sean Ervine makes his 'biggest decision' and calls time
His decision came two matches into a loan deal with Derbyshire after his opportunities at Hampshire dried up and he led the team off at the end of their game with Kent

Lalchand Rajput confirmed as Zimbabwe head coach
Rajput was hired by three months ago as interim head coach, and has now secured the job on a long-term basis

Muzarabani quits Zimbabwe for cricket in England
The 21-year-old fast bowler is likely to move to England in a bid to give his career a new boost

Zimbabwe Cricket decides not to renew staff contracts as restructure begins
In a release, the board said that "tough decisions" were required to preserve cricket in Zimbabwe

Talks with Zimbabwe Cricket 'moving forward' - Brendan Taylor
Zimbabwe's players are awaiting salaries for four months along with match fees backdated to August 2017, and their payment could be made by August 3

ICC to help Zimbabwe Cricket settle outstanding player dues
The payment is part of the ICC's package of measures to help the debt-stricken board get back on its feet

ZC unable to clear dues by the promised July 25 deadline
Board says ICC's controlled spending plan has "slowed down release of expected funds", but both organisations working on fast-tracking some monies towards salaries as an exception

Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam tons help Pakistan rout Zimbabwe 5-0
Zimbabwe never really looked to be in pursuit of Pakistan's 364; they eventually batted out the 50 overs for the loss of four wickets

Fakhar's 210* secures Pakistan's 244-run win
Pakistan smashed their highest-ever ODI score and then won by the second-biggest margin in terms of runs

Pakistan look for fourth straight win over dispirited Zimbabwe
The hosts are looking to avoid a repeat of the chastening defeat in the third ODI, in which they were bowled out for 67

Faheem five-for razes Zimbabwe in record win
Pakistan's win with 40.1 overs to spare is their biggest in a chase; seal series 3-0

Pakistan aim to seal series against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will once more be overwhelming favourites, with victory wrapping up the five-match series at the earliest possible opportunity

Fakhar Zaman 117* as Pakistan cruise to big win
Pakistan's fast bowlers impressed in overcast conditions after Zimbabwe had elected to bat, giving their batsmen only 195 to chase

Humbled Zimbabwe yearn for validation against mighty Pakistan
A result margin of 201 runs has strengthened the perception of the mismatch between the two sides, but Zimbabwe have nothing to lose, which could prove to be their biggest weapon

Malcolm Waller pulls out of Zimbabwe's ODI squad
Correspondence between the batsman's lawyer and Zimbabwe Cricket has cited labour-practice concerns as the reason for his withdrawal

Imam's 128 leads Pakistan to first ODI win in 2018
Shadab's career-best 4 for 32 bundled Zimbabwe out for the lowest ODI total in Bulawayo

Buoyant Pakistan overwhelming favourites against depleted Zimbabwe
Pakistan will be heavily favoured to break their ODI duck this year at the Queen's Sports Club in Bulawayo

Depleted Zimbabwe pick three more rookies
The uncapped Liam Roche, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe and Ryan Murray have been included in the ODI squad for the Pakistan series

Maxwell, Head bail Australia out in thrilling finish
A century partnership between Travis Head and Glenn Maxwell - the latter smashing an explosive 56 - helped Australia complete the 152-run chase off the penultimate ball of the game with five wickets in hand

Mire comes full circle with career best at home ground
Solomon Mire, who broke the record for the highest individual score by a Zimbabwean in T20I cricket, said he wasn't distracted by the prospect of reaching a century

Zimbabwe knocked out despite Solomon Mire's 94
Zimbabwe run the No. 1 side close, only to be undone by Sarfraz Ahmed's calm as Pakistan enter final

Long-suffering Zimbabwe fans turn on team, ZC - but Aaron Finch wins support
Zimbabwe fans at Harare Sports Club were seen cheering on Aaron Finch after expressing their dissatisfaction with the home team

Finch record 172 in Australia's biggest T20I win
A record partnership of 223 and a record T20I individual score of 172 - Aaron Finch and D'Arcy Short made a light snack of the Zimbabwean attack in the tri-series

Zimbabwe Cricket gets ICC lifeline
The ICC board has 'agreed a package of measures' that will allow ZC to pay its debt while still receiving funding 'on a controlled basis'

Donald Tiripano replaces injured Kyle Jarvis
The seamer was part of Zimbabwe's preparations ahead of the tri-series, playing for the Zimbabwe Select XI against Kenya and Zimbabwe Chairman's XI

ICC to limit players to three T20 leagues a year?
The ICC's Full Members are on the verge of clamping down on player participation in domestic T20 leagues, and may well also stop sanctioning such leagues in Associate countries

Jarvis taken for X-rays on bowling hand
It is suspected the fast bowler may have broken his thumb going for a catch at the long-on boundary

Fakhar, Asif lead rout of Zimbabwe in tri-series opener
A career-best 61 from Fakhar Zaman, along with contributions from Shoaib Malik and Asif Ali at the death, handed Zimbabwe a 74-run drubbing in Harare

Calm Masakadza turns focus back on the cricket
The newly appointed Zimbabwe captain says he will try to block out all of his side's off-field troubles in the tri-series against Pakistan and Australia

Crisis-ridden Zimbabwe can't expect sympathy
With as many as five frontline players missing for various reasons, the home team will run into Pakistan - the format's No. 1 side

Taylor, Cremer, Williams pull out of T20I tri-series
More players could withdraw from the tri-series against Australia and Pakistan following an ongoing player-board fracas over non-payment of salaries

Brendan Taylor being targeted unfairly - Tatenda Taibu
The former Zimbabwe captain and convener of selectors has severely criticised the current administration for their treatment of players

What the FTP holds for Afghanistan, Ireland and Zimbabwe
Test cricket's newest entrants will almost exclusively play only one-off Tests, while Zimbabwe will face India after 14 years

Raza, Taylor absent from Zimbabwe T20I squad
Also missing were Graeme Cremer, who was sacked as captain in March, and batsmen Sean Williams and Craig Ervine.

Zimbabwe Cricket assures players of salaries by end of July
Meanwhile, Titan Law, the firm that represents the Zimbabwe players, says it has resurrected the players' association that was disbanded in 2015

Uncertainty continues to cloud Zimbabwe T20 tri-series
A section of Zimbabwe players have threatened to boycott the series unless their match fees dating back to their tour of Sri Lanka last year are settled

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