Minister commends cricket team


The Minister of Education, Sport and Culture David Coltart has hailed the senior national cricket team’s stunning run in the Micromax One Day International triangular series that ended yesterday at Harare Sports Club.
Coltart was speaking before the start of the final between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka on the sidelines of the signing of a memorandum of understanding between his ministry and the Federal German Republic for the seconding of a technical advisor for Zifa.
Zimbabwe lost by nine wickets as they missed out on a historic tri-nations triumph on home soil after being bowled out for 199 while the Sri Lankans were 203/1.
“I am quite excited by the developments in cricket.
“You get a top quality coach; all the good players and good administration and you get a formula that really works and the results come.
“We need to have that linkage between schools and clubs and cricket has an advantage over football in this regard because they are organized, so the results are easy to come,” he said.