Zimbabwe is set to witness a cricketing spectacle like never before as the most entertaining and explosive format, T10, arrives in Africa for the first time with the inaugural Zim Afro T10 tournament. The excitement is palpable as cricket fans gear up for ten days of high-octane action at the Harare Sports Club, starting from July 20. The grand final of the Zim Afro T10 will be held on July 29, with Harare hosting all the matches of this historic event.
Five teams, namely Harare Hurricanes, Bulawayo Braves, Durban Qalandars, Cape Town Samp Army, and Johannesburg Buffaloes, will battle it out for top honors in what promises to be a cricketing carnival in Africa. The tournament will kick off with Harare Hurricanes, led by the dynamic Eoin Morgan, taking on the formidable Bulawayo Braves, spearheaded by the in-form and dangerous Sikandar Raza. The excitement will reach its peak with a glittering opening ceremony before the first game begins at 7 pm local time.
The Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 marks a significant milestone in the T10 format’s journey as it aims to go global. Having been played in Abu Dhabi for the past five years, the T10 is now venturing into various parts of the world to entertain and enthral cricket fans while also investing in domestic cricket structures to provide players with opportunities on the international stage.
The tournament features a star-studded lineup of cricketers, including Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Irfan Pathan, Stuart Binny, Parthiv Patel, Mohammad Hafeez, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Amir, Sean Williams, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sheldon Cottrell, Tymal Mills, and Thisara Perera. With such cricketing firepower on display, the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 promises to deliver high-octane and thrilling encounters.
From budding talents to established international stars, the Zim Cyber City Zim Afro T10 has something for every cricket fan and is expected to be a cricketing extravaganza like no other witnessed in Africa.
As the opening day approaches, players from all teams are leaving no stone unturned in their final preparations, aiming to give their best and claim the top prize on July 29. The excitement and enthusiasm are not only evident among the players but also among the fans, who eagerly await this landmark moment in the history of Zimbabwe cricket.
Shaji Ul Mulk, Chairman of T Ten Global Sports, expressed his delight at the tournament’s inception and expects closely contested games over the next ten days. He believes the fans will be treated to some exhilarating cricket on display.
Tavengwa Mukuhlani, Chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket, expressed the country’s excitement and anticipation for the tournament, which he believes will attract more fans to the stadiums. He expressed confidence that Zimbabwean cricketers will put up a tough fight against the international stars, ensuring well-contested games and a thrilling experience for all cricket enthusiasts.