Zimbabwe team arrives for tri-series in Pakistan

Published: Friday, September 17, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Lahore:A 15 man-squad from Zimbabwe led by cricket's youngest ever captain Tatenda Taibu arrived in Pakistan for a tri-series starting later this month.

The series, which also involves Asian champions Sri Lanka, begins in Multan on September 30.

The 21-year-old Taibu was handed captaincy of the greenhoppers last April after Zimbabwe cricket was rocked by a strike from rebel players led by former captain Heath Streak who accused the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) of racism in its selection policy.

Streak was immediately sacked along with 14 other players who backed him.

Since then Zimbabwe has lost 12 straight One-day games and the International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended their Test status until the end of this year.

Squad: Tatenda Taibu (captain), Brendon Taylor, Vusimuzi Sibanda, Dion Ebrahim, Mark Vermeulen, Stuart Matsikenyeri, Alestar Maregwede, Mluleki Nkala, Elton Chigumbura, Edward Rainsford, Tawanda Mupariwa, Prosper Utseya, Douglas Hondo, Tinashe Panyangara and Alexander Graeme Cremer will join the team on Friday.

Phil Simmons, who played 26 Tests and 143 One-day Internationals, is team's coach.

Mohamed Meman (manager), Amato Machikicho (physio) and Macsood Ebrahim (selector on tour)

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