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February 1, 2010
Two more former Zimbabwe cricketers - Dougie Marillier and Andy Blignaut - are poised to return to the national side after they were included in a provisional 30-man squad for the forthcoming five-ODI tour of the Caribbean.
Additionally, Sean Ervine, who was one of the rebel group which openly clashed with Zimbabwe Cricket in 2004, has been signed to play domestic cricket for the Southern Rocks franchise.
According to ZC, Southern Rocks have also reached an agreement with Ian Harvey, the former Australian allrounder, who will play in the final two Logan Cup games for the Rocks and the domestic Twenty20 competition later this month.
It had previously been reported that Blignaut, 31, who last played international cricket in 2005, was trying to make a comeback. He had been in discussions with the Matabeleland Tuskers franchise and has been seen in the nets at the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
Marillier, another former 'rebel', quit at the end of 2004 to concentrate on his family's real estate business, while Ervine has forged a successful career with Hampshire, and scored three hundreds in last season's county championship.
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