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Central contracts for 15 Zimbabwe players

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 16, 2014

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Richmond Mutumbami with the Zimbabwe flag behind him, Zimbabwe v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Harare, 5th day, September 14, 2013
Richmond Mutumbami is one of six players offered a winter contract © AFP
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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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Posted by ZCFOutkast on (July 17, 2014, 10:18 GMT)

Malcolm survives to earn a central contract. Pretty sure that's why the contracted players are 15 and not 13 and below. Mpofu,Maruma&Mupariwa will feel hard done by. Kasuza's absence is very worrying. Chari, Kaia, Jongwe, Madziva, Manatsa&Wellington Masakdza some in the A side are the future, but Kasuza has done enough to have been a definite part of the winter contracts, and should've been an A side veteran by now. Nyumbu has gone ahead of quite a number of spinners before proving himself. Whoever is making decisions must have seen something concrete recently, but Mugava's absence from the domestic cricket game,as the next best offie after Utseya, would have contributed to this. I think Tiripano & Chinouya would feel rather offended by someone implying that they are better than Mpofu&Mupariwa! No?

Posted by Tapcan19 on (July 17, 2014, 6:13 GMT)

Lets hope these lads will deliver and start living to the expectations of the people..Especialy the older guys...they should be having some sense of responsibility

Posted by   on (July 16, 2014, 18:17 GMT)

Things seem to be looking up for ZC. Let's hope the players deliver in the forthcoming tours.

Posted by   on (July 16, 2014, 17:42 GMT)

Where is Tino Mutombodzi?

Posted by   on (July 16, 2014, 16:25 GMT)

Happy to see Mark Vermulen again in the side

Posted by Nikmal_AF on (July 16, 2014, 15:32 GMT)

When will Zim Cricket Board annace Zim ODI Squad for Afghanistan ODIs games.

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