Zimbabwe One-Day International (ODI) captain Elton Chigumbura is in India for the 2014 Oppo Champions League Twenty20 tournament.
This follows the acquisition of his services by the Barbados Tridents, winners of this year’s edition of the Caribbean Premier League.
Chigumbura joins a side whose batting is led by former South African international Neil McKenzie and former New Zealand international James Franklin with familiar names in the attack being West Indies pacers Ravi Rampaul and Jason Holder.
The Zimbabwe all-rounder is expected to continue with the form that saw him lead hosts Zimbabwe to their first victory over Australia in 31-years, during the Triangular ODI series that included South Africa.
In that match at the Harare Sports Club on the 31st of last month, Chigumbura put up a man-of-match performance, finishing with an unbeaten 52 as Zimbabwe beat Australia by three wickets.
The Tridents play their first match of the Oppo CLT20 2014 against the Kings XI Punjab at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali today (Saturday the 20th of September, 2014). It is the fifth match of the tournament.
The Kings XI have already played their first match of the 2014 tournament. Set 145 to win by the Hobart Hurricanes on Thursday, they recovered from a poor start to mount a successful chase of the victory target, putting up 146 runs for five wickets in 17.4 overs.
KXIP will be looking to their man of the match in that victory, Thisara Perera, to lead them to another successful outcome. Against the Hurricanes he took two wickets for 17 runs in three overs and then returned to make 35 not out with the bat.
After today, Chigumbura’s side will be in action again on Friday, when they take on the Cape Cobras of South Africa.
Zimbabwe A – 206 and 108 all out (Brian Chari 23; Saqlain Sajib 6/50, Jubair Hossain 4/18) Bangladesh A – 211 and 105 for 4 (Litton Das 42) Bangladesh A won by 6 wickets.
Hosts Bangladesh A beat their Zimbabwe counterparts by six wickets, in their first unofficial Test match, played at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in the Cox's Bazar resort on Wednesday.
The hosts went into the final day requiring 60 runs to win and with nine wickets in hand. But for Zimbabwe A, there were hopes that their spin attack could come to the party again, what with the spin-friendly conditions that denied seamers from either side claiming wickets.
Hopes lay on the latest of the Masakadza clan to don national colours, Wellington. In the Bangladesh A first innings, he had been the pick of the Zimbabwe A bowlers, finishing with a first-class career best of six wickets for 63 runs. And on the third day he had claimed the only wicket that fell in the Bangladesh A second innings when he had Shadman Islam (6) caught by Luke Jongwe.
But it was not to be. Opener Litton Das top-scored with 42 runs from 58 balls while Farhad Hossain and Naeem Islam were unbeaten on 16 and 15, respectively as Bangladesh A crossed the line with two sessions to spare on the final day.
Zimbabwe spinners Wellington Masakadza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Kudakwashe Munyede picked a wicket each, with Masakadza top of the pile.
The left-arm spinner added to his first innings five-for with two wickets for 46 runs in 15 overs of the Bangladesh A second innings, to finish with eight wickets for 109 runs from 53 overs. Former Zimbabwe under-19 vice-captain Mutombodzi took five wickets for 59 runs from 31.4 overs
The second and final unofficial Test is in Fatullah on Monday. After that, the two sides will play three unofficial One-Day International matches on the 27th and 29th of September and on the 1st of October.
Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:21
Applications are invited for the position of National Team Assistant Coach which have fallen vacant.
1. FOCUS OF ROLE
The Zimbabwe National Team Assistant Coach will assist the National Team Coach in various aspects of the training programme, as directed by the Coach. The Assistant Coach will also be responsible for the following:
1.1. Executing appropriate coaching techniques during training and practice sessions. 1.2. Planning, conducting and evaluating cricket coaching programmes. 1.3. Integrating sports science into coaching programmes as dictated by current trends. 1.4. Analysing and evaluating players’ playing techniques. 1.5. Ensuring players are disciplined and committed to the game; conducting themselves in a professional manner. 1.6. Preparing and submitting a comprehensive monthly report to the National Team Coach, which includes aspects of preparation, tours and outcomes. 1.7. The National Team Assistant Coach will also offer services as a Franchise Coach during the Franchise season.
2. THE PERSON
Candidates must have the following:
2.1. A recognised Advanced Level Coaching Certificate – at least at Level Two – and have a minimum of 2 years working experience. 2.2. The ability to encourage a high performance environment and foster a culture of professionalism. 2.3. The ability to inspire, instruct and motivate people. 2.4. Interest in formulating an effective playing philosophy and style. 2.5. Excellent interpersonal, organisational and planning skills. 2.6. The ability to be a leader and a team player.
Applications, addressed to
The Human Resources Manager Zimbabwe Cricket 28 Maiden Drive Highlands Harare Or email to
must be received by Wednesday 24 September 2014 at the latest.