Canada February 4, 2009

Canada set to play ODIs in Zimbabwe

Canada are set to play their first major overseas series against a Full Member country when they tour Zimbabwe for four ODIs in March

Canada are set to play their first major overseas series against a Full Member country when they tour Zimbabwe for four ODIs in March. The matches form part of their preparations for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers in April.

The games, which are likely to all be played in Harare, will take place between March 18 and 26.

The original plan had been for Canada to play against a Zimbabwe A side, but after discussions between the two boards, the itinerary was changed to accommodate the ODIs.

The teams last met in a Twenty20 tournament in Toronto last October when Canada tied with Zimbabwe in the first match before losing a bowl off.

Martin Williamson is executive editor of ESPNcricinfo and managing editor of ESPN Digital Media in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

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  • Dharm Gandhi on February 26, 2009, 3:12 GMT

    It is about time that Canada played over-sees. Zimbabwe will be a realistic oppenent and Canada will be able to see how well they are off. It is good to see Canadian Cricket moving forward, hopefully the cricket talent don't suffer due to the Management/Committee politics. Speaking of talent, it is time for new young faces to enter the Canadian team. Canada is full of promising rising stars, they need quality experience and should be given their chances. The selection team has to stop looking for mid 30 prospects, the time is now to build a young foundation, so that in 5-10 years team Canada can compete against the top associate members. COME ON CANADA !!

  • Dharm Gandhi on February 26, 2009, 3:12 GMT

    It is about time that Canada played over-sees. Zimbabwe will be a realistic oppenent and Canada will be able to see how well they are off. It is good to see Canadian Cricket moving forward, hopefully the cricket talent don't suffer due to the Management/Committee politics. Speaking of talent, it is time for new young faces to enter the Canadian team. Canada is full of promising rising stars, they need quality experience and should be given their chances. The selection team has to stop looking for mid 30 prospects, the time is now to build a young foundation, so that in 5-10 years team Canada can compete against the top associate members. COME ON CANADA !!

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  • Dharm Gandhi on February 26, 2009, 3:12 GMT

    It is about time that Canada played over-sees. Zimbabwe will be a realistic oppenent and Canada will be able to see how well they are off. It is good to see Canadian Cricket moving forward, hopefully the cricket talent don't suffer due to the Management/Committee politics. Speaking of talent, it is time for new young faces to enter the Canadian team. Canada is full of promising rising stars, they need quality experience and should be given their chances. The selection team has to stop looking for mid 30 prospects, the time is now to build a young foundation, so that in 5-10 years team Canada can compete against the top associate members. COME ON CANADA !!