Schools Rugby Festival postponed due to Coronavirus

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S brightest schools rugby event, the Dairiboard Schools Rugby Festival has become the latest sporting event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers confirmed on Friday. This year’s edition of the Dairiboard Schools Rugby festival schools rugby which attracts hundreds of participating teams drawn from around the country and beyond

Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry

Zimbabwe sport hit by coronavirus

By Sports Reporter The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)‚ the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) headline the long list of major sporting bodies in Zimbabwe which have suspended activities with immediate effect to bring sports in the country to a total lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Zimbabwe is yet to record

Econet abandons registration for Victoria Falls marathon over coronavirus threat

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Registration for the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon has been suspended until 30 April following the coronavirus scare in the country. This comes as the country’s resort town is in panic mode following reports that a British tourist who recently visited the country recently had tested positive in her homeland. While there

Coronavirus: Ireland tour of Zimbabwe called off

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S national cricket team will have to wait longer before getting an opportunity to redeem themselves from a recent disastrous tour of Bangladesh after the postponement of Ireland’s six-game tour of the country next month. Both Zimbabwe Cricket and Cricket Ireland released statements on Monday confirming they had agreed to postpone the

Sean Williams

Sean Williams Ranked Second Best All-Rounder In Twenty20 Internationals

By Sports Reporter ALTHOUGH Zimbabwe might have found the going tough during their recent cricket tour of Bangladesh, their talented all-rounder Sean Williams continues to shine individually after being rated the second-best all-rounder in Twenty20 Internationals on the latest ICC player rankings. According to ICC rankings updated by the global cricket governing body early this

Lady Chevrons

Lady Chevrons’ Thailand Tour Cancelled Over Coronavirus

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) national women team’s tour of Thailand has been cancelled after the organisers raised fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The Lady Chevrons were expected to play in a quadrangular series involving the hosts, Ireland and Scotland. The national team had been in camp since last month in preparation for the

Hail the king...Jonathan Chinyoka

Chinyoka, Chitate triumph in CBZ Marathon

By Makanaka Masenyama SEASONED athlete Jonathan Chinyoka completed an historic double of titles on the local long distance running circuit after romping to victory in the second edition of the CBZ Marathon held at Old Georgians Sports Club on Sunday morning. Exactly a month after winning the Old Mutual Harare marathon title at the same

Benjamin Lock

Lock inspires Zimbabwe to Davis Cup win over Syria

By Sports Reporter IN-FORM rising tennis sensation Benjamin Lock put on a spirited performance to inspire Zimbabwe to a comfortable 3-1 win over the visiting Syria side in a crucial Davis Cup World Group II playoff tie at Harare Sports Club on Saturday. He recently clinched his maiden ATP Challenger Tour doubles in Australia. The

Sables coach Brendan Dawson set for Hurricanes attachment

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE senior rugby team coach Brendan Dawson will have an opportunity to broaden his managerial skills from some of the leading figures in the game during a two week attachment at the Super Rugby side the Hurricanes. The 52 year-old decorated former international together with Zimbabwe team manager Jason Maritz left the

Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor Named In star Studded World XI Team

By Sports Reporter FORMER Zimbabwe cricket team captain Brendan Taylor has been named in a star studded World XI team which will take on an equally star-laden Asia XI side in the two-match T20 International series in Dhaka, Bangladesh slated for March 21 and 22. The 34 year-old wicketkeeper batsman, who is widely considered as

Lady Chevrons begin World Cup qualifier preps

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S national women’s cricket team will finally return to action after months of inactivity when they hold a 45-day training camp in Bulawayo, which runs from Sunday until March 27 in preparation for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020 in Sri Lanka in July. The Lady Chevrons have been inactive

Craig Ervine

Ervine backs Chevrons ahead of Bangladesh Test

By Sports Reporter Zimbabwe national cricket team stand in captain Craig Ervine has backed the Chevrons to pull off an upset in their lone Test match against Bangladesh which gets underway this Saturday at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka. Zimbabwe has very good memories of their previous Test series in Bangladesh two years

English Cricket Sides Tour Zimbabwe….As ECB and ZC move to restore ties

BY Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) could be on the verge of normalizing its frosty relations with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) following confirmation that the country set to host two English county teams for the first time in more than two decades next month. The local cricket governing body ZC confirmed on

Brendan Taylor

Brendan Taylor confident ahead of Bangladesh series

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national cricket team senior batsman Brendan Taylor is delighted to back in his ‘second home’ and hopes the Chevrons will put up a good fight against Bangladesh in their upcoming series. A 15-member Zimbabwe Test squad, led by stand-up captain Craig Ervine, arrived at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka

Minister Kirsty Coventry

Kirsty Coventry bemoans derelict local sports facilities

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry has hinted that she will soon take action on the current state of local sporting facilities which are now in a dilapidated state due to neglect by local authorities. The former Olympic gold medallist, who is now the country’s Minister of Youth, Arts, Sport and Culture Kirsty

Caption: chief executive office Manu Sawhney (middle) with ZC acting managing director Givemore Makoni (left) and board chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani

Zimbabwe set to host ICC cricket tournaments

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE could be set to host International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments from 2023 to 2031 following a visit by the global cricket body’s chief executive office Manu Sawhney to discuss the country’s hosting possibilities with the Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) leadership. Sawhney, who is accompanied by ICC Commercial General Manager Campbell Jamieson, today

Benjamin Lock

Benjamin Lock wins Launceston International in Australia

By Sports Reporter TOP Zimbabwe doubles tennis player Benjamin Lock celebrated the biggest win of his professional career after combining with American Evan King to win the men’s doubles final at the Launceston International in Tasmania, Australia on Sunday. The Launceston International is Lock’s first tournament win on the ATP Challenger Tour which is the

Langton Rusere

Zim cricket umpire Langton Rusere officiates in New Zealand-India series

By Sports Reporter TOP Zimbabwe cricket Langton Rusere continues to scale dizzy heights in international cricket after being appointed to officiate in the ongoing three-match One-day International (ODI) series between New Zealand and India which started on Wednesday. The 34 year-old Masvingo-born Rusere was one of the on-field umpires for the first ODI at Seddon

Kyle Jarvis

Cricketer Kyle Jarvis Set To Miss Bangladesh Tour By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national cricket team fast bowler Kyle Jarvis has been ruled out of the Chevrons’ tour of Bangladesh later this month due to a lower back injury. The 30 year-old bowler suffered the injury during the first Test against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports