By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) is set to embark on a drive to lure back some of the country’s top players that left for greener pastures.
Zimbabwe has produced a number of top players some of whom have gone on to play county cricket in England or even playing for other Countries.
This has affected the local game with the national cricket mother-body ZC indicating that it taking a deliberate approach to ensure those that left are brought back.
There is clear evidence that this can be done after the return of former captain, Brendan Taylor and batsman Kyle Jarvis with Zimbabwe Cricket said to be in talks with the Northamptonshire based promising bowler, Blessing Muzarabani.
“That has always been a bit of a difficult one because you cannot control what people are doing and have planned for themselves. The biggest thing is for us to focus on what we are doing. This is in the form of getting our structures and domestic cricket right. Right now we are about to re-launch the national club league to make that competition a little more relevant and to get more guys coming through. So the more we can get our structures and set upright the more we can get our domestic cricket more competitive, we will be able to keep those players a little bit more. At the same time we are keeping in touch with those guys who have moved on or those guys who are away,” said ZC Director of Coaching, Hamilton Masakadza.
With focus currently on next year’s T20 tournament and the 50 Over Super League which will serve as a qualifier to the World Cup, focus is also ensuring the Chevrons are well prepared.
“In terms of actual international fixtures, with the way the ICC has changed and the way they are approaching it and setting up the FTP like they used to in the past, we are actually going to get a lot more games as Zimbabwe and we will have a lot more game-time. This has been slowed down by the COVID 19 pandemic,” he highlighted.
Zimbabwe cricket has also set a long-term target of moving up the international rankings, with constant inactivity cited as the biggest impediment.
Cricket fans have therefore been urged to look forward to better times as the local game takes a new trajectory.
ZC in efforts to lure top players
By ZBC Reporter