Zimbabwe news July 16, 2014

Central contracts for 15 Zimbabwe players

ESPNcricinfo staff

Fifteen Zimbabwe players will be on central contracts for the 2014-15 season. In addition, Zimbabwe Cricket has awarded six players winter contracts that will cover the July-August 2014 period.

Last year, Craig Ervine - who had been Zimbabwe's highest run-scorer across formats in their previous series - opted out of playing the series against Bangladesh after refusing to sign a short-term winter contract. Ervine has not played for Zimbabwe since.

In the release announcing the contract lists, ZC also said the four franchises - Mashonaland Eagles, Matabeleland Tuskers, MidWest Rhinos and Mountaineers - would offer 10 franchise contracts each.

Central contracts: Sikandar Raza Butt, Regis Chakabva , Tendai Chatara , Elton Chigumbura, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingirai Masakadza, Tinotenda Mawoyo, Natsai M'shangwe, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams.

Winter contracts: Donald Tiripano, John Nyumbu, Mark Vermeulen, Timycen Maruma, Richmond Mutumbami, Michael Chinouya.

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