Island Cricket

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sri Lankans arrive in Zimbabwe

The Chronicle in Zimbabwe reports of team Sri Lanka's arrival at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. Click here for the full news report, a few excerpts below.
They arrived in two batches at the Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport. The first batch, which included captain Mahela Jayewardene, his deputy Kumar Sangakkara, Dilhara Fernando, Chamara Kapugedera, Farveez Maharoof, Ajantha Mendis, Muthiah Muralitharan and Upul Tharanga arrived at 1pm.

The second group with 14 players and officials touched the ground later in the afternoon.

The Sunday News of Zimbabwe reports of how Cricket fans in Bulawayo have been 'robbed' of an opportunity to watch the series after organisers moved all 5 ODIs to Harare for logistical reasons. Click here for the full story.

Bulawayo fans have been reduced to watching mere warm up matches and will not get an opportunity to watch stars like spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan, new kid on the block Ajantha Mendis and Lasith “Slinger” Malinga in action.

It seems the “Bambazonke” mentality – the belief that the best facilities and best journalists are in Harare - is not only at the Zimbabwe Football Association but has also crept into other sports as well.

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