Wellington Masakadza

Zimbabwe cricketa��s busy schedule continues

Fungai Muderere
AS Zimbabwea��s busy international season continues, the mena��s senior national squad arrived in Bangladesh on Monday for a limited a��overs series.

The tour to Bangladesh comes soon after Zimbabwe played host to Afghanistan.

The 16-member squad led by Elton Chigumbura will take on the Tigers in three ODIs and two Twenty20s in their two-week tour.

After a warm-up match that was played on Wednesday, the one-dayers will be held on Saturday, Monday (9 November), and Wednesday (11 November). The T20s will be played on 13 and 15 November.

All the matches will be held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur.

The series has been arranged as an alternative to Australiaa��s two-Test tour that was suspended over security concerns at the beginning of last month.

Bangladesh Cricket Board proposed a two-phase Zimbabwe tour, which was originally scheduled for January, and finalised it on the sidelines of Dubaia��s ICC meeting earlier last month.

The BCB made the move to utilise the gap left by Australiaa��s postponement by playing the limited-overs series now, leaving the Tests for the last phase in January.

Legspinner Graeme Cremer and wicketkeeper-batsman Regis Chakabva have been recalled for the upcoming limited-overs matches against Bangladesh.

Brian Chari, Kevin Kasuza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi and Christopher Mpofu, who were all part of Zimbabwea��s limited-overs squad which lost at home to Afghanistan, were omitted from the national team, butA� joined the Zimbabwe A squad for a home series against Bangladesh A.

Bangladesh A is already in Harare taking on Zimbabwe A inA� three one-day and two four-day matches .

Meanwhile, the Zimbabwe under-19 team was expected to arrive in Bangladesh on Saturday for four one-day internationals against the hosts ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, to be held in Bangladesh fromA� 20 January next year.

Zimbabwe squad: Elton Chigumbura (captain), Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Chamu Chibhabha, Tendai Chisoro, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Luke Jongwe, Neville Madziva, Wellington Masakadza, Richmond Mutumbami, Taurai Muzarabani, John Nyumbu, Tinashe Panyangara, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams

Zimbabwe A one-day squad: Tinotenda Mutombodzi (captain), Ryan Burl, Brian Chari, Trevor Garwe, Kevin Kasuza, Godwill Mamhiyo, Prince Masvaure, Peter Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Natsai Ma��shangwe, Christopher Mpofu, Victor Nyauchi, Kudzai Sauramba, Donald Tiripano, Brian Vitori

Zimbabwe A four-day squad: Godwill Mamhiyo (captain), Brian Chari, Trevor Garwe, Joylord Gumbie, Roy Kaia, Hamilton Masakadza, Prince Masavaure, Peter Moor, Tapiwa Mufudza, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Natsai Ma��shangwe, Victor Nyauchi, Vusi Sibanda, Donald Tiripano, Brian Vitori