Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 confirms five squads
International Cricketers like Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Mohamed Hafeez have been selected for the contest
Hyderabad: Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 has confirmed five squads for the tournament. Beginning July 20, some of the best white-ball cricketers will come to Harare, Zimbabwe, and entertain the fans with some very keenly contested games. The five teams who will be battling it out for top honours are the Durban Qalandars, CapeTown Samp Army, Harare Hurricanes, Bulawayo Braves and Johannesburg Buffaloes.
The inaugural edition Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 is a landmark tournament as this is the first-time franchise cricket is a part of Zimbabwean cricket.
The think tanks of the five franchises came together during a grand ceremony at the Player Draft and finalised their squads, forming impressive line-ups, which promises to produce scintillating cricket. 75 International Cricketers like Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Mohamed Hafeez have been selected. The grand final of the tournament is scheduled for July 29, with all the games being played in Harare.
All the teams will add another player to each of their squads in the coming days as five cricketers will be picked from the nationwide emerging player programme, which is designed to provide the youngsters with a chance to break onto the big stage.
Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Givemore Makoni said, “This is a historic day for Zimbabwean cricket and we can’t wait to open up the doors for such talented cricketers. Each of the five squads looks extremely strong and I am sure the cricket on display will be of the highest order. And I am delighted that the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 will also give the young cricketers a boost as they will be rubbing shoulders with some of the best players in the world.”
T Ten Global Sports Founder and Chairman Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk said, “The Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10’s Player Draft is a very big day for the T10 family and Zimbabwean cricket also. We are very happy to see that the squads are all well balanced and quite strong, which means the tournament will be a tight one. We can’t wait for the tournament to begin and then have some of the best cricketers from Zimbabwe and around the world entertain one and all. I would like to wish all the teams the very best as they begin preparing for the cricket festival.”