October 11, 2012

Zimbabwe cricket

Zimbabwe's 20 years of trouble

October 18 will mark 20 years since Zimbabwe's entry into the cricketing elite - they played their first Test on that day in 1992. Steve James, in the Daily Telegraph, looks back on that game and the lack of progress in Zimbabwe cricket since.

An Englishman, Alan Butcher, now coaches Zimbabwe, and there are other good men - including Grant Flower, Campbell and Heath Streak - involved in the game there, but, cruelly, maladministration and financial crises still blithely walk hand in hand.

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