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Zimbabwe abridge first-class season, dismantle Rising Stars

In the light of its restructuring exercise based on the new strategic plan supported by the ICC, Zimbabwe Cricket has announced a renewed national format with a first-class abbreviated season and the dismantling of the side of the Rising Stars national academy.

Created for Emerging players and sub-19 cricketers are targeting the national team. Rising Stars won the Pro50 national tournament last season and helped raise players like Brandon Mavuta, Ryan Burl, Blessing Muzarabani and Richard Ngarava. The team players will be absorbed by the remaining four franchises: Eagles, Tuskers, Rhinos and Mountaineers.

The national cricket in Zimbabwe was offside for several months by the host of the country's World Cup Qualifiers last season, and this time around there will be an important break for Christmas.

The national calendar will begin with the first round of Pro50 games on December 1, followed by the first Logan Cup games on December 3. There will be six rounds in both a day and four-day competitions, while the season will be closed with a T20 competition that will be held for a week, from March 11 to 16.

The latest reorganization of ZC is the result of the lifeguard offered by the ICC after the annual conference in Dublin. year. The ICC board "agreed on a package of measures" that allowed ZC to begin paying their debts while continuing to receive funds "in a controlled manner." The ICC also offered to work with ZC "to develop a plan to manage its financial, management and cricket structures, which will be reviewed continuously."

As a result of the drip feed of funding, ZC also abstained. staff members and reviewed all player contracts in August. At that time, ZC promised to start the domestic season in November with a skeleton staff. December has already been confirmed as the start date.

source:- espncricinfo.com

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