Zimbabwe axe coach eight weeks ahead of World Cup
Zimbabwe axe coach eight weeks ahead of World Cup

Zimbabwe are searching for a new coach just eight weeks before the World Cup after sacking Stephen Mangongo, the country’s cricket board said on Thursday.

Dominant Bangladesh aim to sweep Test series against Zimbabwe
Dominant Bangladesh aim to sweep Test series against Zimbabwe

Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim warned his side against being complacent when the hosts begin the final Test against Zimbabwe in Chittagong from Wednesday aiming for a 3-0 series whitewash.

Zimbabwe select Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh tests
Zimbabwe select Masakadza brothers for Bangladesh tests

Zimbabwe have named three new caps, including a third Masakadza brother, in their 17-man test squad to tour Bangladesh later this month.

Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash
Zimbabwe struggle ahead of South Africa clash

 Zimbabwe must overcome the discord in their camp as well as a skill handicap when they take on South Africa in a one-day international triangular series match in Harare on Friday. While Zimbabwe have traditionally struggled against world cricket`s heavyweights, their challenge appears to have become even greater as the players have taken issue with new coach Stephen Mangongo`s methods.

Zimbabwe dump ''disruptive'' seamer Tinashe Panyangara
Zimbabwe dump ''disruptive'' seamer Tinashe Panyangara

Zimbabwe have axed seamer Tinashe Panyangara from their squad for the one-day international triangular series with South Africa and Australia, accusing the player of being `disruptive` in the build-up to the tournament.

Michael Clarke insists Zimbabwe not `token tour

Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia`s visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action.

Zimbabwe vs South Africa: Plenty of demons lurk in Harare pitch

Low, slow, crumbling and likely to get much worse quickly. That was the verdict on the Harare Sports Club pitch from both Zimbabwe and South Africa after the second day`s play in their one-off test yielded just 209 runs in the 90 overs.

Mark Vermeulen puts trauma behind him in Zimbabwe return

Acquitted arsonist Mark Vermeulen will make a remarkable return to Test cricket on Saturday when Zimbabwe face South Africa, seven years after he burned down his country`s cricket academy.

South Africa pledge no mercy on struggling Zimbabwe

Freshly re-installed as the top-ranked Test team in the world, South Africa appear disinclined to take any mercy on their struggling neighbours Zimbabwe when the two teams engage in a rare Test starting on Saturday.

Zimbabwe offer reformed batsman Mark Vermeulen unlikely lifeline

Mark Vermeulen, who admitted burning down Zimbabwe`s cricket academy in 2006 but was acquitted on the grounds of mental illness, has been named in the country`s training squad for matches against South Africa and Australia this month.

Nathan Lyon gets one-day call up for tri-series against Zimbabwe, South Africa

Spinner Nathan Lyon was Monday called up to Australia`s one-day squad for their tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa, with Ben Cutting, Kane Richardson and Mitchell Marsh also getting the nod.

Proteas quick Tsotsobe successfully undergoes ankle operation

South African fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe has reportedly successfully undergone an ankle operation.

Oz to play `beleaguered` Zimbabwe for first time in decade in ODI tri-series

Australia will reportedly play against Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade in a one-day international tri-series in August, despite the African nation`s terrible playing standards and shocking cricket mismanagement.

Australia return to Zimbabwe for one-day tournament

Australia will return to Zimbabwe for the first time in a decade later this year to take part in a triangular one-day international tournament, Zimbabwe Cricket said on Thursday.

Zimbabwe eyeing historic Test win

Zimbabwe is reportedly eyeing a historic win in the second Test against Pakistan, which was 158 at stumps on the fourth day with the loss of five wickets at the Harare Sports Club on Friday.

Zimbabwe skipper Masakadza dismisses `boycott of second Test against Pak` fears

Stand-in Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has dismissed rumours of a boycott of the second Test against Pakistan.

Zimbabwe may boycott final one-dayer

Zimbabwe players are considering whether to play the final one-day international against Pakistan in Harare on Saturday as they protest against the non-payment of salaries by their country`s cricket board.

Zimbabwe move on from crisis to cricket

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor is confident that the players have put their most recent scuffle with the cricket board behind them.

Pak tour of Zim to go ahead despite ZC player standoff

Pakistan`s tour of Zimbabwe including two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20s will go ahead as planned, even as a brief stand-off between Zimbabwe`s cricketers and the association over unpaid wages and the value of future contracts ensued recently.

Kevin Curran leaves for heavenly abode

Former Zimbabwe all-rounder and national coach Kevin Curran passed away this morning in Mutare at the age of 53. According to a statement by Zimbabwe Cricket, he collapsed while jogging but details regarding the exact cause of his death are yet to be determined.