Zimbabwe news September 24, 2011

Dawson to play for Mountaineers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Hampshire allrounder Liam Dawson has signed on as the overseas player for the Zimbabwe franchise Mountaineers.

Dawson, 21, scored 908 runs for Hampshire in the County Championship Division One at an average of 36.32 including two centuries and also picked up three wickets. Hampshire finished at the bottom of the points table and were relegated to the second division.

"I've never been over there [Zimbabwe] before but I've got to be prepared because there's extra pressure and responsibility as an overseas player," Dawson said. "You've got to prove that you're good enough to take their overseas place - there should be a few other players from England out there too."

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  • Sam on September 26, 2011, 6:06 GMT

    @davidpk...Wat do u know abt zimbabwe? Worried that u wud be killed by AIDS, Malaria, Lions, Mugabe, all the bad things abt Africa? I am sure ur picture abt zim is all thru western media. FYI zim cud be much safer than England.

  • Ahmed on September 25, 2011, 5:20 GMT

    Your comment is flawed davidpk. Zimbabwe has always been thought of a security threat, yet not one incident has happened in Zimbabwe, yet England happily got to India and Pakistan. England dont tour Zims because of old colonial issues.. Dawson has made a good move and i think other will gain valuable experience from going overseas.

  • david on September 24, 2011, 19:53 GMT

    i would hope not. if the ecb will not tour and rightly so, i cannot understand why dawson would want to go or others. dpk

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