Zimbabwe news December 8, 2011

Ervine signs for Matabeleland

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sean Ervine, the Hampshire and former Zimbabwe allrounder, has signed for Zimbabwe domestic side Matabeleland Tuskers for the remainder of the season. He could make his debut on December 12 against Mountaineers.

Having scored 1,155 runs and taken 22 wickets in all competitions for Hampshire last season, Ervine, 29, will be available for the Castle Logan Cup and Coca-Cola Pro50 Championship. He will return home in time for Hampshire's pre-season tour of Barbados.

Ervine has previously played for other franchises in Zimbabwe's Twenty20 competition. In February 2010 he played for Southern Rocks before appearing for Mountaineers in November of that year.

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  • Dummy4 on December 11, 2011, 19:02 GMT

    its too late sean. u wasted your time playing county cricket. u r never in good age for ever. Zim shouldnt recycle these spent forces. Lets give youngsters a chance who never turned their backs on the country. Now they r back but the admin in Zim cric is the same. The president is still there. Go back to county rebel. U belong there. He would have done very well for zim back then.

  • Dummy4 on December 11, 2011, 6:05 GMT

    Guys we should not waste our time and resources on ervine or ballance.if they think playing for zim is a setback then it jus shows their shortsightedness.look @ BT,Elton or taibu.i think zim should concentrate on the commited lot and young talent,not these guys they are even depriving youngsters of game time in the franchises.go guys

  • Sachit on December 10, 2011, 8:16 GMT

    Loosing talents like Sean Ervine and Gary Ballance to English county is really an unfortunate thing for Zimbabwe. These players also need to understand that if they really want to shine in international arena, they need an international stage to perform and that could be provided only by Zimbabwe cricket not by county cricket. Who knows if they shine, they could even get a chance to play in IPL, CLT20 and/or Big bash too to make big money and still participate in county cricket as overseas player.

  • Sam on December 9, 2011, 19:57 GMT

    What a fine player! He probably wud be the missing link inorder for Zim to be really competitive - if he is willing to play for them.For now I wud say its too late for coaches to consider him for the national team given his flip flop before the last world cup. For a team - commitment is more important than talent. Unfortunately like Ballance ...he is simply not committed to play 4 Zim

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