It’s time for some power-pack cricket, as Zimbabwe’s first-ever domestic league, is all set to kickstart with zest & peps. Set to kick off in less than two weeks, Zim Afro T10 League will witness five teams competing for top honors in Zimbabwe. Organized by Zimbabwe Cricket in collaboration with T Ten Global Sports, the tournament’s schedule has been officially unveiled today, promising a carnival of cricket like never before.
The Zim Afro T10 League will commence with a glittering opening ceremony in Harare on 20th July at 6 pm local time. The inaugural match will follow at 7 pm local time, featuring a face-off between the Harare Hurricanes and the Bulawayo Braves. The league will showcase five privately owned teams, namely the Harare Hurricanes, Durban Qalandars, Cape Town Samp Army, Bulawayo Braves, and the Johannesburg Buffaloes.
Following the captivating opening day, the Zim Afro T10 League will gather momentum with nine games scheduled over the next three days. On matchdays with three games, the first contest will commence at 3 pm local time, followed by matches at 5 pm and 7 pm local time. Throughout the tournament, six days will feature three games each, while two games are scheduled on the 24th and 27th of July.
Zim Afro T10 League Schedule Explained!
On the 28th of July, Qualifier 1 will begin at 3 pm, pitting the top-ranked team from the league stages against the second-ranked team. The winner of this encounter will secure a spot in the final. Subsequently, an Eliminator will take place, where the third and fourth-ranked teams will battle for a chance to enter Qualifier 2.
In Qualifier 2, the team that lost Qualifier 1 will face off against the winner of the Eliminator, competing for a coveted spot in the final. The grand final, the ultimate showdown, is scheduled for 5 pm local time on the 29th of July, followed by a spectacular closing ceremony. All the thrilling matches will be held at the picturesque Harare Sports Club.
Expressing his excitement, Mr. Givemore Makoni, Managing Director of Zimbabwe Cricket, said, “The announcement of the Zim Afro T10 League schedule has escalated the levels of anticipation in our country, and we can hardly contain our excitement for the first ball to be bowled. This tournament promises to be extraordinary, and we are confident that Zimbabweans will warmly embrace this display of high-quality cricket.”
Mr. Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, Founder and Chairman of T Ten Global Sports, added, “We have been eagerly awaiting the schedule announcement, as it brings us closer to a landmark moment. The T10 journey continues to captivate and entertain, and we anticipate nothing less in Harare with the Zim Afro T10 League. May the best team emerge victorious, and may the spectators revel in the joy of witnessing some of the finest cricketers in action.”
As cricket lovers count down the days to the Zim Afro T10 League, the stage is set for an unforgettable tournament that will showcase the spirit and excitement of the sport in Zimbabwe.
Zim Afro T10 League Full Squads
Mohammad Amir, George Linde, Hazratullah Zazai, Asif Ali, Tim Seifert, Sisanda Magala, Hilton Cartwright, Mirza Tahir Baig, Tayyab Abbas, Craig Ervine, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Nick Welch, and Andre Fletcher, Clive Madande.
CapeTown Samp Army:
Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Maheesh Theekshana, Shaun Williams, Sheldon Cottrell, Karim Janat, Chamika Karunaratne, Peter Hazlogou, Matthew Breetzke, Richard Ngarava, Hamilton Masakadza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe, Parthiv Patel, Mohammad Irfan, and Stuart Binny, Cephas Zhuwao.
Mohammad Nabi, Evin Lewis, Robin Uthappa, Donovan Ferreira, Eoin Morgan, Shahzawaz Dahani, Duan Jansen, Samit Patel, Kevin Koththigoda, Christopher Mpofu, Luke Jonwe, Brandon Mavuta, Tashinga Mushiwa, Irfan Pathan, Khalid Shah, S Sreesanth, Regis Chakabva
Taskin Ahmed, Ashton Turner, Tymal Mills, Sikandar Raza, Thisara Perera, Ben McDermott, Beau Webster, Patrick Dooley, Kobe Herft, Ryan Burl, Timycen Maruma, Joylord Gumbie, Innocent Kaia, Faraz Akram, and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Odean Smith, Tom Banton, Yusuf Pathan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Will Smeed, Noor Ahmad, Ravi Bopara, Usman Shinwari, Junior Dala, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahul Chopra, Wesley Madhevere
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