At a domestic level, inter-provincial cricket has been played for the Logan Cup since 1903-04, but it is only since Zimbabwe attained Test status that it has been possible to organise it as a first-class competition. Since the late 1960s Mashonaland - basically Harare - has had at times almost a monopoly of the top players, making true inter-provincial competition difficult.
In 2005-06 the competition did not take place, it being impossible to stage against a backdrop of internal strife - both inside the game and the country as a whole. It was relaunched in 2006-07 with the traditional provinces replaced by new bodies, set up by the board in an attempt to quell internal dissent. Kenya were invited to take part on a one-off basis.
Inter-Provincial One-Day Competition
Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Competition
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
Australia's selectors are set to announce the squad for the Test series in India on Sunday