The Chevrons

B-METRO COMMENT: Chevrons must keep eye on ball

AN ear splitting siren coming from police cars tells other road users, unassuming drivers and pedestrians alike, that something is in the air in the City of Kings.

Suddenly a vendor along Robert Mugabe Street asks which VIP is in town but in a few seconds the question is answered by three police cars with flashing lights escorting a bus carrying the Nepal cricket team making their way back to the hotel after a training session at Queens Sports Club.

In fact, the question should have been: What is in town?

The International Cricket Council World Cup qualifiers are in town with the Chevrons a�� the Zimbabwe national cricket team a�� taking on Nepal, Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Scotland.

Bulawayo cricket followers adore their game.

Cooler boxes stashed with assortment of drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, fill the empty spaces between groups of supporters quenching their thirst and soothing their chanting throats from the first very ball a�� whether Zimbabwe is bowling or batting a�� on Sunday.

There are moments in sport sometimes too good or too cruel not be witnessed live.

With the weather forecast not giving a glimmer of hope for a fortnight of sunny days, the cricket fiesta looks certain to be played and watched in the midst of sporadic downpours.

A rejuvenated Chevrons coached by Heath Streak is the only draw card to attract scores of supporters despite unfavourable weather conditions.

And to top it all, ita��s free entry into all the matches.

There is no bigger prize in a cricketera��s life than the World Cup but for now the Chevrons have their sights and eyes on the ball on making it to the grand stage in England next year.