HARARE – The Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 is set to feature some of cricket’s biggest name stars, adding to the excitement of the inaugural edition. Renowned players from around the world, including international cricketing stars, will be showcasing their skills in this thrilling tournament.
In addition to the cricketing extravaganza, the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 will feature the presence of the stunning Bollywood actress, Elnaaz Norouzi. Known for her captivating performances on the silver screen, Norouzi will be bringing her glamour and charm to the event, elevating the overall experience for both cricket enthusiasts and entertainment lovers alike.
The Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 will commence, with five teams battling it out for top honours. The Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 is franchise cricket’s first foray into Zimbabwe, and is being organised by Zimbabwe Cricket and T Ten Global Sports, who have, today, announced the schedule for what is expected to an absolute carnival of cricket.
Act 1 of the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 will see a glittering opening ceremony (6pm local time) in Harare on 20th July, after which the Harare Hurricanes and the Bulawayo Braves face off in the first game (7pm local time) of the tournament.
The five privately owned teams are Harare Hurricanes, Durban Qalandars, Cape Town Samp Army, Bulawayo Braves and the Johannesburg Buffaloes.
After the opening day, the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 picks up pace with nine games scheduled over the next three days. The matchdays with three games will see the first contest begin at 3pm local time, followed by matches at 5pm
and 7pm local time. In total there are six days wherein three games will be played, while two games will be played each on 24th and 27th July.
On the 28th of July, the Qualifier 1 will begin at 3pm, with the top ranked team during the league stages taking on the team that finished second, and the winner goes through to the final. This will be followed by an Eliminator, where teams ranked three and four will battle it out for a spot in Qualifier 2.
In Qualifier 2, the team that lost Qualifier 1 will play the winner of the Eliminator, for a berth in the final. The grand final is slated for 5pm local time on 29th July, with the final act of the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 being the closing ceremony. All the games will be played at the picturesque Harare Sports Club.
Zimbabwe Cricket’s Managing Director, Mr. Givemore Makoni, expressed his excitement for the tournament, stating that the announcement of the schedule has raised the levels of anticipation in the country.
“We can’t wait for the first ball to be bowled. This has the makings of a fantastic tournament, and I am sure the Zimbabweans will welcome the high-quality cricket with open arms,” he said.
Mr Nawab Shaji Ul Mulk, T Ten Global Sports Founder and Chairman said, “We have been eagerly waiting for this schedule announcement, as it brings us closer to a landmark moment. The T10 journey continues to gather pace and entertain, and we expect more of the same in Harare with the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10. May the best team win and may the audiences have the time of their lives while they watch some of the best cricketers in action.”
Asif Ali, Mohammed Amir, George Linde, Hazratullah Zazai, Tim Sifert, Sisanda Magala, Hilton Cartwright, Mirza Thahir Baig, Tayab Abbas, Craig Ervin, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Clive Madande, Nick Welch, and Andre Fleture.
CapeTown Samp Army:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shaun Williams, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Sheldon Cottrel, Karim Janat, Chamika Karunaratne, Peter Hazlogou, Matthew Breetzke, Richard Ngarava, Zhuwao Cephas, Hamilton Masakadza, Tadshwani Marumani, Tinashe Kamunakewe, Parthiv Patel, Mohamed Irfan, and Stuart Binny.
Eoin Morgan headlining the squad. Also on the team are Mohamed Nabi, Evin Lewis, Robin Uthappa, Donovon Ferraira, Shahzawaz Dahani, Duan Jansen, Samit Patel, Kevin Kothegoda, Christopher Mpofu, Regis Chakabva, Luke Jonwe, Brandon Mavuta, Tashinga Mushiwa, Irfan Pathan, Khalid Shah, and S Sreesanth.
Sikander Raza, Taskin Ahmed, Ashton Turner, Tymal Mills, Thisara Perera, Ben McDermott, Beau Webster, Patrick Dooley, Kobe Herft, Rayen Burl, Timycen Maruma, Joylord Gumbie, Innocent Kaia, Faraz Akram and Mujeeb Ur Rehaman.
Mushfiqur Rahim, Odean Smith, Tom Banton, Yusuf Pathan, Will Smeed, Noor Ahmad, Ravi Bopara, Usman Shinwari, Junior Dala, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza, Wesley Madhevere, Victor Nyauchi, Milton Shumba, Mohamed Hafeez, and Rahul Chopra.