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Zimbabwe minister defends imminent test return

Zimbabwe minister defends imminent test return

Zimbabwe Sports Minister David Coltart has defended the decision for the national team to return to test cricket this year amid criticism over its performance at the World Cup.
Zimbabwe lost to Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to crash out of the World Cup in the group stage.
Coltart claimed the players' abilities aren't particularly conducive to doing well in one-day cricket, saying "in 2004 and 2005 when we stopped playing tests, we did not play a lot of four-day cricket. We now do."
Zimbabwe will return to the five-day format in a one-off test against Bangladesh at an August date to be confirmed. The team will host two other one-off tests, against Pakistan in September and New Zealand in October or November.


Updated : 2021-04-22 02:43 GMT+08:00