June 26, 2012

Zimbabwe cricket

Zimbabwe's admirable tri-series success

Abhishek Mukherjee

Neil Manthorp, writing for Supersport, says Zimbabwe's beating South Africa in the Twenty20 tri-series final is made all the more commendable by the fact that the team are constantly fighting a financial battle.

Some of the [Zimbabwe] national squad have already taken part-time jobs in a return to the semi-professional era that characterised much of the 1990s when Zimbabwe cricket was at its strongest.Not a single one of them earns the equivalent of a basic Franchise retainer in South Africa. Not even Brendan Taylor, their captain and match winner on Sunday.

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