Banda lauds Zim Cric sys­tem

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

THERE has been a turn­around in Zim­bab­wean cricket in re­cent times.

The se­nior na­tional team shocked Sri Lanka in their own back­yard by win­ning the ODI se­ries 3-2.

Love­more Banda, man­ager of the Zim­babwe A team that is in Dubai to play the UAE in five ODI se­ries, gave credit to the cur­rent setup at Zim­babwe Cricket (ZC).

“There have been a few things that have hap­pened within the setup. The com­ing in of for­mer ICC chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer Faisal Has­nain as the new man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Zim­babwe Cricket is one of the rea­sons,” Banda said.

“His ap­point­ment has had an im­pact on cricket in Zim­babwe. We also have the ap­point­ment of for­mer Zim­babwe cap­tain Heath Streak as head coach and for­mer South African greats Makhaya Ntini as bowl­ing coach and Lance Klusener as bat­ting coach.

“The ap­point­ment of Tatenda Taibu, for­mer Zim­babwe cap­tain, as con­venor of se­lec­tors and the re­turn of two play­ers, Bren­dan Tay­lor and Kyle Jarvis. So all these peo­ple have cre­ated a pos­i­tive im­pact on Zim­bab­wean cricket. The re­sults are show­ing and we just hope we can con­tinue with it as we go for­ward,” added Banda.

Zim­babwe A coach, Dou­glas Hondo, said the cur­rent se­ries against UAE is im­por­tant as most play­ers will want to stake a claim for spots in the na­tional team for the World Cup qualifiers which Zim­babwe will be host­ing next year. — Khaleej Times.

Faisal Has­nain

Love­more Banda

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