Castle Corner during the first ODI between Zimbabwe and UAE
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Castle Corner during the first ODI between Zimbabwe and UAE
ZIM 111/3 23.1 Ov
UAE 110/10 44.5 Ov
S Williams 5(3), T Maruma 4(2)
Zimbabwe won the match by 7 wickets with 161 balls remaining
2 quick wickets for Zimbabwe
A Ahmed OUT lbw Jarvis 🎯 2(11)
UAE 2/1 2.1 Ov
M Naveed 0(0), R Mustafa 0(2)
G Shabber OUT c Chakabva b Chatara 🎳 2(12)
UAE 7/2 5.4 Ov
M Naveed 0(0), R Mustafa 2(11)
1st ODI. Zimbabwe XI: S Mire, R Chakabva, S Williams, C Ervine, T Maruma, P Moor, S Raza, D Tiripano, K Jarvis, B Mavuta, T Chatara .
Zimbabwe has won the toss and chose to bowl first
Today is the day, let's make way to Harare Sports Club for the first ODI. Zimbabwe vs UAE at 930am
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Captain and Vice Captain chilled at practise.
Can we have likes for our team leaders?
International Cricket is back. Let us come in our numbers as our boys seek to revenge against UAE
Three National Team Cricketers have donated 150 tickets per match for the series against UAE. The proceeds will go towards Cyclone Idai relief efforts. Let's support the initiative by coming in our numbers.
THANK YOU RAZA, BT and PJ.
ZIMBABWEAN cricketers will finally get the much needed game time after Afghanistan confirmed their tour of Zimbabwe where they will play five One Day Internationals in April.
United Arab Emirates, who denied the Chevrons a ticket to this year’s Cricket World Cup in England could also be heading to Zimbabwe in April as well with the tour still to be officially agreed upon between the respective boards.
Zimbabwe Cricket acting managing director, Givemore Makoni on Friday said that all matters pertaining to Afghanistan’s tour of Zimbabwe have been finalised, with the Asians to play five One Day Internationals at Harare Sports Club on 18, 20, 23, 25 and 29 April.
“The Afghanistan tour has been confirmed, they will play five ODIs at Harare Sports Club. We are waiting to confirm the UAE tour,’’ Makoni said.
ZC and their ACB counterparts are sharing expenses for the Afghanistan’s tour of Zimbabwe. Due to ZC’s financial state of affairs, the International Cricket Council had advised the local cricket governing body that Afghanistan’s tour of Zimbabwe be pushed to next year. This is because such tours do not generate any financial revenue for ZC and actually result in losses.
With Afghanistan gearing up for the Cricket World Cup which starts on 30 May, the Asians requested to tour Zimbabwe.
It is envisaged that UAE’s visit to Zimbabwe will serve as a warm up for the Chevrons as they brace for Afghanistan. If the UAE tour goes ahead, they will play four ODIs in Harare on 7, 9, 11 and 13 April.
UAE shocked a packed Harare Sports Club on 22 March last year when they defeated the Chevrons by three runs through the Duckworth Lewis method, a result which means Zimbabwe will not be at the World Cup having been at previous editions since 1983.
Zimbabwe last played international cricket in November last year when they took on Bangladesh in the Asian country.
Those in and around Bulawayo let's make it to Queens Sports Club for a Cricket filled fun day!
ZCSU Notice 13/2018
Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union would like to notify it's members and other stakeholders that the planned Supporters Conference that was scheduled for this weekend in Harare has been moved to a future date.
The decision to move the Conference was reached in the light of the tense political situation prevailing in the Country. Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union is a non political organisation.
The Supporters Conference will look into several Zimbabwe Cricket related issues such as the future role of Supporters, Former Players and other stakeholders, drafting of a new ZC Constitution amongst other issues
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We have decided to up the tempo against the current Zimbabwe Cricket Board for their continous failure to manage the affairs of Cricket in Zimbabwe. We will protest during the Zimbabwe vs Australia game at Harare Sports Club on 3rd July 2018.
After the protests we will deliver a letter of disappointment to the Zimbabwe Cricket Board copied to SRC, Ministry of Sports and ICC.
All supporters coming tomorrow please come wearing white t shirts!
Time for the Supporters to stand behind our flag and support our team most importantly welcome our visitors! 10am everyday
4. To the ZC Board
We expected you to step down after the failure to qualify but we didn't get any resignations. Some of the Board Members are clueless about the game of Cricket and don't deserve to lead the sport at that level. Now that you have not resigned we call upon you to start the process of elections to elect a new ZC Board. We expect you to do this without any push but for your love of the game but if push is needed we will gladly accept the challenge.
5. To former Players
We feel very much that you have contributed to the fall of Cricket in Zimbabwe as most of you are either interested in being appointed into coaching and other positions into ZC for pay but failing to get into proper administration of the game. Very few former players are leading Cricket clubs for them to be eligible for election into ZC Board. It's sad to realise that Cyprian Mandenge who is in to rugby served for over 8 years as ZC Board member at National Level when former players are happy as fielding coaches.
6. To the Supporters
We urge you to remain calm as we seek a solution to the challenges facing our Sports. We also urge you not to be used by individuals in this fight. Let's remember that we're in this predicament because of the direct political interference in the game over a decade ago. We believe the challenges can be solved in cricket circles and make cricket the winner at the and of the day. Let us use Cricket as a Sport that unifies people as we have Whites, Blacks, Indians and Coloureds all involved in Cricket.
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As a follow up and to show that the game has remained alive in Zimbabwe, we expect ZC to announce the National team and Zimbabwe A future tours, solid domestic games in all forms of the game that is First Class, List A and T20 at franchise level, Under 19 schedules, club cricket and developmental grassroots projects. We expect ZC to come up with a proper and all inclusive Schools cricket structures and to establish a Universities League to cater for Cricket players who are at the local Universities.
As the Supporters Union we feel the failure to qualify for the World Cup and the subsequent challenges may signify the death of Cricket as a National and Professional sport in Zimbabwe. To preserve the game the Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union is making the following strong recommendations targeted to various stakeholders of the game in Zimbabwe.
1. To the Players
We urge you, all the players in Zimbabwe to remain united and continue playing the game for the future of the game in Zimbabwe is dependent upon you. Make sure you put your effort at every level you are participating.
2. To the former Technical Team
We urge you to leave in peace and not drag the game into disrepute. We understand that no one wants to be fired from anywhere but we believe your sacking was justified by your failure to qualify and the shortcomings we raised earlier. We urge you to take a break and return at some point as your experience is very valuable to the game of Cricket in Zimbabwe.
3. To the Management
We urge you to continue management of the game in a transparent manner without corrupt activities like what happened during the Qualifiers. We have it on good authority that Zimbabwe failed to pay players in hard cash like all other countries and also that money for Net bowlers was abused by some in the Management. We call upon those implicated in these deal to voluntarily resign to save the game of Cricket in Zimbabwe
Press Release 03/2018
9 April 2018
Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union
Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union would like to start by thanking multitudes of Zimbabweans who braved through wet weather to support the National Team and the whole World Cup Qualifiers Tournament.
Secondly we would like to thank ICC and ZC for the hosting rights and a well organised tournament. This is to date the biggest tournament to be hosted by Zimbabwe in a long time. In Soccer the dream to host Afcon finals has remained a dream but in cricket we got a big tourney.
Thirdly we want to express our disappointment to Zimbabwe Cricket Team's failure to qualify for the World Cup. We were gutted and the ever happy Castle Corner was turned into a funeral parlour as fans wept uncontrollably after the 3 run loss to UAE.
After such a heartbreaking moment as fans we expected apologies, resignations and heads rolling from the Players, Technical team, Management and the Board.
What we expected
1. Greame Cremer to step down as Captain during post match interview
2. Coach and Technical Team to voluntarily resign citing failure to qualify for a major event.
3. Members of the Management to resign citing failure to provide for the team to achieve qualification
4. Board Members resigning showing remorse that during their term in office Zimbabwe has failed to qualify for the World Cup since 1983.
All these expectations were not met and the ZC Board went on to fire the entire Technical team and the Team Captain.
Position on the sacking of the Technical Team
As ZCSU we are fully behind ZC decision to fire the whole technical team after the disastrous World Cup Qualifiers. A lot of technical challenges were very vivid during the tournament from poor team selection, wrong batting positioning, sticking with out of form players and wrong bowling changes and choices.
However we would like to note that this decision has been received with mixed feelings by fans and other stakeholders.
The @ZimCricketv Supporters Union will release a Press Statement tomorrow at 13:30 hrs CAT. It covers expectations, position on the sacking of the Technical Team & recommendations. @kwirirayi @yvonnemangunda @Starfmsport @SportsonSfm @ZiFMSport @DailyNewsZim @HeraldZimbabwe
For the love of the game
Zimbabwe Cricket must #shine_on
Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union
The official Supporters Union in Zimbabwe is calling upon all supporters of the game of Cricket in Zimbabwe to come in their numbers to watch the 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers at Harare Sports Club on Sunday 25 March 2018.
The final pitting hard hitting West Indies, crowd favourites and the resilient Afghanistan will start at 9:30 AM. The tour were favourites to meet in the final when the tournament started and they have gone though up and downs throughout the tournament but at the end they both qualified and are meeting in the mouth watering final.
West Indies lost only one match throughout the qualifiers and are favourites but the only match they lost was against Afghanistan. On the other hand Afghanistan lost their opening 3 games but won the last four to grab a position in the final.
As the Supporters Union we are calling fans to come to enjoy the game of Cricket and to end the tournament on the high. The whole world was shocked to realise that the sport of Cricket is still loved that much in Zimbabwe when all matches featuring Zimbabwe were oversubscribed with the pinnacle being the 15 000 strong continent that witnessed the Zimbabwe UAE match. For the first time in it's history Harare Sports Club gates were closed as the stadia was full.
As the fans we must thank ICC for granting Zimbabwe the chance to host the mini World Cup. We must show our appreciation by attending the final match on Sunday. Zimbabwe host a few games and it was a marvel to watch over 30 matches inside 3 weeks. There was nothing bigger than this is the history of Cricket in Zimbabwe.
Let us thank ICC by showing up in numbers on Sunday!
Lucky 150 Supporters will be given ICC Qualifiers T Shirts on Sunday
ZIM XI: S Mire, C Zhuwao, H Masakadza, B Taylor, S Williams, C Ervine, S Raza, G Cremer, T Chisoro, K Jarvis, B Blessing Muzarabani
Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat first and win the match
All roads leads to Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe Cricket vs West Indies
Let's keep rolling and they will keep winning.
Official Takeover Announcement
Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union is announcing that the Harare Chapter is now taking over the support baton from the Bulawayo Chapter who supported the Zimbabwe National Team in Bulawayo during the group stages.
As the leadership of the Supporters Union we are happy with the support that was given to the team by Bulawayo fans as they backed the team to 3 victories and one draw. The team is now coming to Harare undefeated as it continues in its quest for World Cup Qualification. We say thank you Bulawayo
Now the baton has been passed to Harare for the next 4 games, yes 4 games, that is 3 Super 6 matches and the final. The Harare Chapter held several support practises at Harare Sports on Saturday rooting for Windies and today finished the practise by supporting Afghanistan in its win over Windies.
Tomorrow it's game on. The qualifiers are free and we urge all fans to come to Harare Sports Club to support the boys. Qualification is good for the current players, the future of Cricket and for the fans as well. Let's help the players win the games and qualify for 2019 World Cup.
Tomorrow Castle Corner will be lit and the boys will be in force force with Hosho, Ngoma, mabhero nechese chinorira kusvika tabudirira.
Bring all your flags, Zimbabwe jerseys even warriors jerseys and anything about Zimbabwe we love. Let's paint Harare Sports Club red.
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Thank you Bulawayo fans, Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union Bulawayo Chapter
Last week we, Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union Harare Chapter, appealed to you to support Zimbabwe in the group stages and give us the Team with good points for the Super 6s in Harare.
We would like to thank you very much for the support you are giving the team especially the stand you gave yesterday when all hope was lost. Normally we would have said please do not invade the pitch but who would be thinking of ICC penalties after such a near death experience? However please stay calm and do not invade the pitch.
There are 2 games to go, please continue supporting the boys in your numbers and make sure the record of never lost a match at qualifiers remains intact. We know you can do it.
ZC and ICC will regret their decision of getting Zimbabwe to play at BAC as we believe fans will oversubscribe the match.
We are here in Harare watching other teams but our hearts and souls are with you down there.
We assure you that we will ensure qualification and make sure your efforts do not go to waste.
To players thank you very much for playing your hearts out. We appreciate that and we will show our appreciation through massive support here in the Capital.
Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union Harare Chapter
Man of the Match for the second game running
Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 2 runs
ZIM XI: C Zhuwao, S Mire, H Masakadza, B Taylor, C Ervine, S Raza, M Waller, G Cremer, B Vitori, T Chatara, B Muzarabani
Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to bat first
Go go Zimbabwe
Message from Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union
We are very happy with the big win against Nepal we actually danced the whole night celebrating the victory. Today we are faced with our bitter rivals Afghanistan and we hope we will beat them again.
Afghanistan has beaten us of late but today's game has a different meaning. It is not just a bilateral series or a triangular series but a World Cup qualification moment.
As Supporters we feel top flight cricket will remain in Zimbabwe if we do qualify for this world cup and we believe most of the players understand this also.
We have only 2 options today. We have either to beat Afghanistan or beat Afghanistan and make sure we qualify.
We are with you all the way.
Bulawayo fill up the QSC!
Zimbabwe will rise again
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