Zimbabwe team to take part in Deodhar and Duleep Trophy

January 24th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 24 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited the Zimbabwe President’s XI to play in the limited overs Deodhar Trophy cricket along with the five zonal home teams.The move comes after Zimbabwe Cricket Union’s (ZCU) chairman Peter Chingoka met BCCI president Shashank Manohar and secretary N. Srinivasan here Friday to discuss how the Indian board can help in the development of Zimbabwe cricket.

For younger players to get more exposure, the BCCI invited the Zimbabwe President’s XI for the Deodhar Trophy this season and in Duleep Trophy from the 2009-10. A team from Zimbabwe will also participate in the Buchi Babu tournament later this year.

The BCCI also decided to help ZCU in extending the facilities at its National Cricket Academy in Harare.

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