The annual Schools Cricket Festival is currently underway at Churchill High School, Prince Edward School and Westridge High School and will run from 4 – 7 September 2012.
49 of Zimbabwe's best schools cricket teams will converge to compete in a series of 40-over games over the next four days.
The tournament is organized and hosted by the various school committees and has received the support of Zimbabwe Cricket through the provision of officials and some playing equipment.
"This festival is a good example of local communities and schools coming together and taking the initiative to develop future cricketers" said said ZC spokesperson Shingai Rhuhwaya. "As the governing body we are always willing to come in and assist, but for the future and quality of cricket in Zimbabwe to thrive, we all need to player our part; schools, parents, clubs, associations and all stakeholders of the game," added Rhuhwaya.
"The schools festival is a very important platform for ZC as it gives us an opportunity to monitor the progress of our scholarship students. We also use it as a base to select the Under 17 national team, and give budding umpires and scorers some on-field experience, said Rhuhwaya."