This Week in Zimbabwe (#14)

Posted by admin on July 04, 2009

The 14th edition of the weekly column, This Week in Zimbabwe.

Two franchise names known

It has come to light that the Westerns franchise will be called the Matabeleland Tuskers and their logo will be an elephant with Victoria Falls in the background, with their main colour being blue.

It is expected that the Southerns franchise will be called the Southern Rocks.

Full story: Westerns franchise to be called the Matabeleland Tuskers

Anesu Kafesu the new manager

Since Givemore Makoni was appointed CEO of the Southern franchise, he has relinquished his position as national team manager. Former match analyst Anesu Kafesu has taken up the position of manager.

Heath Streak thinks Zimbabwe should go with pace against Bangladesh

Talking to the Zimbabwe Independent, Heath Streak says Zimbabwe should employ an all pace attack against Bangladesh in the upcoming series, as they are more comfortable against spin bowling.

However, Zimbabwe in recent times has had much more success with spin bowling with duo Ray Price and Prosper Utseya proving very economical in the middle overs while on the February tour of Kenya, legspinner Graeme Cremer was the leading wicket taker. Queens Sports Club is considered spin-friendly.

Meanwhile, it seems possible that Streak might take up a coaching role within Zimbabwe Cricket, having had diaglogue with the organisation about the issue.

Full story: Zimbabwe Independent