The Stragglers Cricket Junior cricket programme resumed with a bang on Monday after a two-year Covid-19-induced break as the budding cricketers aged between 9 and 12 years old played a game a day in an unprecedented exposure to all round cricket in which all players get to bat and bowl.
Makepekepe, who have struggled in this competition since its return to the local football scene close to a decade ago, have become one of the biggest casualties in the first round stage of the knockout tournament.
Zimbabwe’s flagship rugby side had one of the busiest seasons ever after setting up a 10-week camp in South Africa for the entire Currie Cup First Division season before playing against Netherlands in a high-profile international match in Amsterdam in the leadup to the continental tournament in France.
The ambitious Mhondoro Ngezi side lost to struggling Cranborne Bullets in the league last week, and were yesterday booted out of the Chibuku Super Cup in the first round by a 10-mam Herentals side in front of their supporters at Baobab Stadium yesterday.
The most useful frame for looking at elections was to see that there were five pillars that must be in place for an election in Zimbabwe to pass national, regional, continental, and international muster.
This was a familiar cry to one that we find further back in time at the start of Shakespeare’s play ‘Richard III’ which stated that “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York”.
Right now, Zimbabwe should live with reality and concentrate more on making its domestic game more entertaining and more exciting in order to have more Zimbabwean players attracting the attention of top European clubs.
Even if Zimbabwean clubs were to take part in the newly launched Africa Super League, those clubs will play their home matches in other countries as Zimbabwe does not have even one stadium good enough for continental club football.
His wish was granted and he was gone. The Scotsman was quick to follow and declared, “I miss the rolling green hills of Scotland. Let me go there”. His wish became reality. It was then the turn of the Irishman who thought deeply for a bit before speaking: “I’m lonely. I wish my friends were back here”!
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