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June 3, 2006
Zimbabwe's selectors have named a very inexperienced squad for the forthcoming A-team series at home to Bangladesh.
Although the side will be led by Hamilton Masakadza, a veteran of 15 Tests and 21 ODIs, few others chosen have more than a handful of first-class or one-day appearances under their belts, and some have never played top-flight cricket at all.
The selectors were in a difficult position as there has been no meaningful first-class cricket inside the country since the 2004-05 season, and their judgment has had to be based on what has happened during the seriously disrupted club season.
Bangladesh A will play three four-day games and six one-dayers during their five week stay, and their tour will be followed almost immediately by a full one-day series between the two countries.
Zimbabwe A squad Hamilton Masakadza (capt), Bothwell Chapungu, Patient Charumbira, Robertson Chinyengetere, Tendai Chisoro, Graeme Cremer, Tinashe Hove, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Bernard Mlambo, Tafadzwa Mufambisi, Khaulani Ntuli, Remembrance Nyathi, Kudakwashe Samunderu, Bradley Staddon, Adam Tom.
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