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The Local Scene

by Geraldine Katunga

FOOTBALL – Domestic top flight football could return as early as next month after ZIFA yesterday re – applied to the Sports and Recreation Commission for permission to resume football activities for PSL clubs.
Should permission be granted by the government ZIFA has proposed a return to training later this month, while the PSL would resume in March.

CRICKET – The Lady Chevrons got off to a bad start in the ODI series against Pakistan as they lost by 179 runs at Harare Sports Club. Zimbabwe won the toss and elected to field first and found themselves in a good position as they reduced Pakistan to 82-4 however a patiently composed 5th wicket partnership of 157 between captain Javeria Khan who top scored with 81 and Aliya Riaz who made 74 put Pakistan in firm control to reach a total of 255 for 6. Nomvelo Sibanda was pick of our bowlers who took 2 for 28 in 8 overs while Esther Mbofana took 2 for 42 off her 9 overs. Zimbabwe couldn’t get going as wickets fell regularly for them to be bundled all out for 77.

Ireland’s white-ball tour of Zimbabwe has been postponed because of the Covid-19 situation in the country. The Irish squad was set to travel to Harare in late March to play three Twenty20 matches before a three-game one-day international series. Zimbabwe and Ireland’s national cricket authorities have agreed to reschedule the tour for a later date, which has yet to be decided. None of the postponed games were part of the World Cup Super League series