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Mngangagwa to officiate at T20 opening ceremony

by Staff reporter
07 Jul 2022 at 08:01hrs | Views
COUNTRIES that will contest the 2022 International Cricket Council Men's T20 World Cup Global Qualifier B will be welcomed by President Mnangagwa, who will officially open the tournament at Queens Sports Club on Sunday.

Eight teams that include Zimbabwe will take to the field from Monday to July 17 to fight for the two remaining slots in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later in the year. Zimbabwe are being joined in the tournament by Jersey, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, United States of America, Papua New Guinea and Uganda.

Presidential spokesperson George Charamba confirmed that the President will officiate at the opening ceremony.

"The President is coming to Bulawayo; he is officially opening the qualifiers and making a speech," said Charamba.

Finer details on Sunday's proceedings are still being worked out by officials from the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation and Zimbabwe Cricket.

In 2018, President Mnangagwa officiated at the welcome dinner for teams that took part in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier hosted by Zimbabwe.

Last year, the President also officiated in the opening ceremony of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Qualifier held in Harare.

The Zimbabwe cricket team, under a new coach in Dave Houghton, is already in Bulawayo preparing for the tournament. Netherlands, Jersey and USA have already arrived in Zimbabwe.

Jersey, who have former Zimbabwe coach Alan Butcher in their technical team, are already contributing to the Zimbabwe tourism industry as they posted pictures visiting a game park.

The boys from the largest Channel Islands, between England and France are playing warm-up matches against Rhinos at Kwekwe Sports Club before they travel tomorrow.

Source - The Chronicle