We are happy to be in Pakistan and will play competitive cricket: Chigumbura
Zimbabwe cricket team’s star all-rounder Elton Chigumbura on Wednesday said that the visiting outfit is feeling quite comfortable in Pakistan and would put in their maximum to win matches on the tour.
He said that last time his team visited Pakistan in 2015 and now after five years they are here again to play limited over matches. “Obviously, it is good to be back in Pakistan,” he said on Wednesday during a virtual press conference.
“We are here to win. Of course, every match of the series is important for us as Zimbabwe is keen to qualify for the next World Cup,” he said. “And though Pakistan is a strong team, our side also have some experienced players and I am confident this tour would be a good one for us.”
Zimbabwe’s 20-member squad is being led by Chamu Chibhabha and Chigumbura said that his team-mates are happy ...
USA Cricket eyes full ICC membership by 2030
USA Cricket has launched its first strategic plan here outlining initiatives to be launched until the end of 2023 with the target of becoming a full member of the International Cricket Council by 2030.
The USA Cricket Foundational Plan identifies five objectives - growing engagement, increasing participation levels, improving the performance of its national teams, operating sustainably and building trust across the local cricket community.
It also plans to launch a domestic T20 professional league - Major League Cricket - by 2022 and develop at least two more ICC one-day international accredited venues by next year. Currently, the country has one such facility in Florida.
“The launch of this Foundational Plan is the culmination of a lengthy but important piece of work which now sets the roadmap for the development of the sport in the United States over the next few years,” USA Cricket Chairman Paraag Marathe said.
“Many of the underlying initiatives ...
Shahid Afridi pens love-filled note for wife Nadia on wedding anniversary
Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi, affectionately known as Lala by his cricket fans, celebrated his 20th wedding anniversary with his better half, Nadia Afridi, on Wednesday.
The cricketer, while sharing a few winsome snaps from the day, penned down a heartfelt note for his spouse where he said: "Today marks 20 years of marital bliss; Alhamdulillah blessed to have a life partner so caring, understanding and a wonderful mother to our children."
Today marks 20 years of marital bliss; Alhamdulillah blessed to have a life partner so caring, understanding and a wonderful mother to our children-despite me forgetting our anniversary today she still forgave me; another one of her beautiful qualities.Congratulations @nsaafridi pic.twitter.com/P0EzkuPJTG
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) October 20, 2020
The beloved batsman also shared how he mistakenly forgot the anniversary. "Despite me forgetting our anniversary today she still forgave me; another one of her beautiful qualities," he added.