|Predecessor||Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU)|
|Formation||July 21, 1992|
|Givemore Makoni (Chief Selector)|
|Affiliations||International Cricket Council|
Zimbabwe Cricket (formerly Zimbabwe Cricket Union) is the cricket administration body in Zimbabwe. The body runs the Zimbabwe national cricket team and organises test tours as well as facilitating domestic cricket development.
ZC was formerly known as Zimbabwe Cricket Union, a name that was changed in 2004. The name was announced by the then chairman, Peter Chingoka.
- Tavengwa Mukuhlani (Chairman)
- Sylvester Matshaka (Vice Chairman)
- Tafadzwa Madoro (Harare Metropolitan)
- Godwin Dube (Bulawayo Metropolitan)
- Ronald Chibwe (Mashonaland West)
- Godfrey Nyadongo (Manicaland)
- Fiona Ndlovu (Matabeleland North)
- Arthur Maposa (Matabeleland South)
- Bornface Machuwaire (Masvingo)
- Rainsford Edward
- Lincoln Bhila
- Maureen Kuchocha
- Lloyd Mhishi
The Logan Cup is the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in Zimbabwe. It has been contested on a provincial basis since the 1903–04 season, when the country was still called Rhodesia, but has only attained first-class status since Zimbabwe became a full member of the ICC in 1992. The current champions are the Mountaineers.
Zimbabwean domestic first-class cricket involved the following teams before the introduction of the franchise system in Zimbabwe Cricket:
The newly introduced five franchise sides are as follows:
- Matabeleland Tuskers
- Mashonaland Eagles
- Mid West Rhinos
- Rangers from the Alistair Campbell High Performance Programme
Logan Cup 2019-20 Fixtures
DATE FIXTURE VENUE
- 12-15 December Eagles vs Rhinos Harare Sports Club
Mountaineers vs Tuskers Old Hararians
- 18-21 December Eagles vs Rangers Harare Sports Club
Rhinos vs Mountaineers Takashinga
- 27-30 December Rangers vs Rhinos Harare Sports Club
Tuskers vs Eagles Takashinga
- 3-6 January Mountaineers vs Rangers Old Hararians
Rhinos vs Tuskers Takashinga
- 9-12 January Eagles vs Mountaineers Old Hararians
Tuskers vs Rangers Takashinga
- 16-19 January Rhinos vs Eagles Old Hararians
Tuskers vs Mountaineers Takashinga
- 23-26 January Rhinos vs Rangers Old Hararians
Eagles vs Tuskers Takashinga
- 1-4 February Mountaineers vs Eagles Old Hararians
Rangers vs Tuskers Takashinga
- 7-10 February Rangers vs Eagles Old Hararians
Mountaineers vs Rhinos Takashinga
- 13-16 February Rangers vs Mountaineers Old Hararians
Tuskers vs Rhinos Takashinga
- In 2003, during a world cup match in Zimbabwe, national team members Henry Olonga and Andy Flower demonstrated against what they considered "the death of democracy" in Zimbabwe.. Both retired after the event, with Olonga moving to the United Kingdom.
- In July 2014, Peter Chingoka resigned from the position of chairman after having been at the helm of the organisation since 1990.
Launch of new National Premier League
Zimbabwe Cricket have launched the new National Premier League which got underway on Sunday 4 October 2020 with nine teams drawn from across the country. The competition, which is wholly sponsored by Zimbabwe Cricket, was launched by ZC chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani in Harare on the afternoon of Wednesday 30 September 2020.
The competing teams will include Amakhosi (Bulawayo), Great Zimbabwe Patriots (Masvingo), Harare Kings (Harare), Easterns (Mutare), Takashinga (Harare), Queens (Bulawayo), Rainbow (Harare), Gladiators (Harare) and MidWest Rhinos (Kwekwe). The league programme will run until November and the top team at the end of the marathon wins the NPL title and US$10 000 prize money. The previous national league was stopped two years ago due to financial constraints. The tournament will be played on a 45-over basis.
Sealing of kit deal with Ihsan International
Zimbabwe Cricket clinched a kit deal on 15 October 2020 with Ihsan International for the upcoming limited-overs series in Pakistan. The sponsorship package, worth US$30 000, will see the Pakistan-based sports goods manufacturer supplying playing, training and travel wear to Zimbabwe’s touring players and members of the support staff.
“I am delighted to unveil the US$30 000 kit sponsorship for the Zimbabwe national cricket team,” Ihsan International director Majid Khan said.
“The kit sponsorship is for the 32 members of the Zimbabwe national cricket team for use during the upcoming tour to Pakistan which starts from the 20th of October 2020.”
The new playing shirt was presented to President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Deputies, as well as to several ministers, during a ceremony held at State House in Harare on Tuesday 13 October 2020. The Pakistan tour kit deal is over and above the US$70 000 sponsorship contract that ZC and Ihsan International had already sealed for the supply of kit to four women’s provincial teams and two men’s regional select sides.
- Andy Flower & Henry Olonga: the 'death of democracy' remembered, BBC, Published: 7 Feb 2013, Retrieved: 4 June 2018
- , The Herald, Published: 30 September, 2020, Accessed: 15 October, 2020
- , Herald, Published: 15 October, 2020, Accessed: 15 October, 2020