Zim to play extra warm-up games in Bangladesh


THE national cricket team will play four warm-up matches before kick starting their campaign in the qualifiers for the ICC World Twenty20 competition in Bangladesh following the confirmation of two extra warm matches against the Bangladesh Board XI side.


Zimbabwe were expected to play Hong Kong and Afghanistan before their first match against Ireland on March 17.

The warm-up match against Hong Kong had been slated for next Wednesday in Chittagong, ahead of the second match Afghanistan two days later.

However, the team is now expected to play two extra warm-up matches in addition to the mandatory two organised by the ICC after Zimbabwe Cricket reached an agreement with their Bangladesh counterparts.

The agreement means Zimbabwe, who haven’t played international cricket since September will become one of the first participating teams to arrive in Bangladesh.