Faithwear and T20 series postponed

Posted by admin on February 14, 2008

This season, Bulawayo will play host for the week long one-day tournament. Last year, the Harare Sports Club and Country Club (Zimbabwe Cricket Academy) hosted the tournament. The Bulawayo matches will be split between Queens Sports Club and Bulawayo Athletic Club. The recently built Emakhandeni ground was left off the itinery.

After winning the B division of the tournament, as well as the Twenty20 B division, Westerns go into the tournament as favourites. Fast bowler Khawulani Ntuli was man of the series, and will be an integral part of the Westerns campaign, along with National League star Freedom Takarusenga, batsman Greg Strydom, and paceman Brendon Marsh.

BREAKING NEWS: It has been revealed to that both the Twenty20 competition AND the Faithwear series have been postponed to a later unknown date.

Faithwear Clothing Inter-Provincial One-Day Competition original fixtures: (now defunct)

Game 1: Northerns vs Easterns at Queens Sports Club (Feb 28)
Game 2: Centrals vs Westerns at Bulawayo Athletic Club (Feb 28)
Game 3: Centrals vs Northerns at Queens Sports Club (March 1)
Game 4: Easterns vs Southerns at Bulawayo Athletic Club (March 1)
Game 5: Northerns vs Southerns at Bulawayo Athletic Club (March 3)
Game 6: Westerns vs Easterns at Queens Sports Club (March 3)
Game 7: Easterns vs Centrals at Bulawayo Athletic Club (March 5)
Game 8: Southerns vs Westerns at Queens Sports Club (March 5)
Game 9: Northerns vs Westerns at Bulawayo Athletic Club (March 7)
Game 10: Southerns vs Centrals at Queens Sports Club (March 7)

The Logan Cup fixtures have also become available. Matches will be played all around the country, including the smaller centres such as Masvingo, Mutare and Kwekwe. Harare Sports Club will host all of the Harare games, while Queens has a monopoly of the Bulawayo matches.

Easterns v Southerns at Masvingo Sports Club (March 13-16)
Northerns v Westerns at Harare Sports Club (March 13-16)
Easterns v Northerns at Mutare Sports Club (March 27-30)
Westerns v Centrals at Kwekwe Sports Club (March 27-30)
Easterns v Centrals at Mutare Sports Club (April 3-6)
Northerns v Southerns at Harare Sports Club (April 3-6)
Centrals v Northerns at Kwekwe Sports Club (April 17-20)
Westerns v Southerns at Queens Sports Club (April 17-20)
Southerns v Centrals at Masvingo Sports Club (April 24-27)
Westerns v Easterns at Queens Sports Club (April 24-27)

There is some doubt over when the domestic Twenty20 tournament will be played. It may be postponed or cancelled as the country's top 30 cricketers are playing in South Africa for the MTN Domestic Championship and the SAA Provincial tournament, leaving the pool of players for domestic play rather shallow.