This Week in Zimbabwe (#11)

Posted by admin on June 14, 2009

After a couple of exciting weeks in Zimbabwe with a constant flow of corporate news, things were a little quieter this week with cricket taking the centre stage once again.

Royals win Abid Hamid tournament

Royals beat Old Hararians in the Abid Hamid Twenty20 memorial tournament final to lift the trophy. Takashinga finished third, while Uprising won the wooden spoon having failed to win any matches.

Exclusive: Royals win Abid Hamid tournament:

Club cricket under way in Matabeleland

Preparations for their new franchise, likely to be called the "Matabeleland Warriors", are in motion with cricket tournaments contested by "select" teams having been created.

Last weekend was the Twenty20 round, while this weekend was the one-day (50 over) matches. Hereafter, it will be 2-day matches.

Exclusive: Matabeleland prepare for their new franchise through warm-up games:

Tich Mataz still CEO frontrunner for Easterns franchise

As reported several weeks ago, media personality Tich Mataz is the leading candidate for CEO of the Easterns franchise.

Radio VOP have said that the ZC board is split over his appointment, due to his pending fraud case at the Harare Magistrates Court. Allegedly, he defrauded the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.