Zim Afro T10 Global tournament will commence from 20th to 29th July in Harare

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Zim Afro T10 Global tournament will commence from 20th to 29th July in Harare

By Aijaz Khokhar

HARARe: Zimbabwe Cricket is pleased to announce its collaboration with T10 Global Sports and Lahore Qalandars in a groundbreaking initiative to discover and nurture emerging cricketing talent.
As part of this exciting collaboration, Zimbabwe Cricket will be conducting its inaugural player development program (PDP) in Zimbabwe with the aim of identifying promising players who have the potential to become future stars of the game.
The trials will provide a unique platform for aspiring cricketers in Zimbabwe to showcase their skills and compete for a chance to feature in inaugural Zim Afro T10 league. Country’s first white ball cricket tournament with the franchise model promises to be an electrifying showcase of fast-paced cricket, offering an incredible platform for these talented individuals to gain invaluable exposure and enhance their skills.
The tournament will see five privately owned teams in the mix, namely, Harare Hurricanes, Durban Qalandars, Cape Town Samp Army, Bulawayo Braves and the Joburg Lions. The Zim Afro T10 will get underway on 20 July, with a grand final scheduled for 29 July, with all the games being played in Harare. The players’ draft is slated to take place on the 2nd of July at a grand ceremony in Harare.
T10 Global Sports, will be working closely with Zimbabwe Cricket and Lahore Qalandars to ensure the smooth execution of the trials and provide comprehensive support to the selected players throughout their journey.
Mr Givemore Makoni, Managing Director Zimbabwe Cricket said that “The Emerging Player Program is a great initiative for Zimbabwean cricket and I am excited to be partnering with T Ten Global Sports in this.
Mr. Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman and Founder T Ten Global Sports stated that “While we like to see the best international cricketers entertain the fans all over the world, I felt the young players must get their time in the sun. We want to see the best cricketers from the Zimbabwean system come out and leave a lasting impression on the senior pros and the fans, and the Emerging Player Program is designed specifically for that.
Mr. Sameen Rana, Chief Operating Officer Lahore Qalandars expressed his views that “We are delighted to join hands with T10 Global Sports and Zimbabwe Cricket in our quest to unearth exceptional cricketing talent. Lahore Qalandars has always been committed to nurturing young players and providing them with the opportunities they need to succeed.
“Our journey to unearth the talented cricketers of Pakistan started eight years ago and now is the time to launch its second phase in Zimbabwe. Lahore Qalandars is committed to continue its hunt to provide new talent to the world of sports.”


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