Cricket September 30, 2013

A curious item on Zimbabwe Under-19's agenda

ESPNcricinfo staff

For the Zimbabwe Under-19 team currently on a tour of India, besides scoring runs and taking wickets, there's another agenda: buy cricket equipment. Jonathan Selvaraj elaborates in the Indian Express.

With no local manufacturers, cricket equipment is mostly imported in Zimbabwe. "Even an average imported bat will cost about $280," he says. And while [Kieran] Geyle and a number of his [(Zimbabwe Under-19) teammates play grade cricket in the UK, prices are prohibitively high there as well. Hence it's a no-brainer to buy them here. "Here, you can get a pretty good bat from around 75 dollars," he says.