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Cricket season begins


Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) yesterday announced the date for the beginning of the highly anticipated 2010/11 domestic season for the three competitions — the Logan Cup, Limited overs and the Twenty20 series.

The season gets going to an early start on September 6 and a lot of changes have been made by the five franchises in terms of the next season team structures.

Mutare -based Mountaineers won both the Stanbic Twenty20 series and Faithwear-MetBank Series while Mash Eagles took the Logan Cup to Harare.

The Mutare giants are the only franchise to retain their coach, national team assistant coach Stephen Mangongo while the remaining franchises have new names heading their technical departments.

MidWest Rhinos appointed former Australian test-pace sensation, Jason Gillespie, as head coach and he is expected to raise the standard of the team’s performance in the coming season especially the bowling department.

Southern Rocks hope to transform their fortunes in the next season by signing former England player, Monte Lynch – as head coach for the coming season.

Mashonaland Eagles and Matabeleland Tuskers have resorted to acquiring the services of experienced former players who also form part of the current national team management.

The Eagles signed former national team player Grant Flower as head coach.

The Tuskers confirmed living legend Dave Houghton as head coach assisted by Heath Streak as the bowling coach.

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