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August 14, 2018 4:32 PM It’s not the economy

Over the years, local sports bodies and teams have cried out for funding and sponsorship ahead of crucial matches and assignments. Shortly before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, the Zimbabwe government had to fork out $1 million to bankroll the Warriors’ participation in Gabon. Just last month, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced they would 12

June 19, 2018 11:40 AM Scotland ropes in Streak for tri-series

Scotland have drafted in former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak as a consultant for the remainder of their Twenty20 tri-series in the Netherlands. Streak, who took over 450 international wickets across Test and one-day cricket, accepted an invite from Scotland head coach Grant Bradburn. Scotland lost their opener against Ireland before a dramatic tie in Sunday’s 21

June 13, 2018 9:48 AM Jean-Pierre Bemba: ICC orders release of Congo ‘warlord’

Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have ordered the release of former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel leader and Vice-President Jean-Pierre Bemba. Last week, appeal judges overturned his 2016 conviction on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bemba is yet to be sentenced for the separate charge of bribing witnesses 37

April 6, 2018 7:11 AM Masakadza ranked 10th in world

Veteran Zimbabwean batsman Hamilton Masakadza has been ranked among the top 10 players in the world in Twenty20 Internationals. The seasoned top order player is ranked 10th on the latest table released by the International Cricket Council. Masakadza was part of the Zimbabwe team which failed to qualify for the next ICC Cricket World Cup in England and Wales 28

April 1, 2018 1:16 PM Mali jihadist faces war crimes charges at International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court in the Hague has taken into custody a man wanted for war crimes in Mali, after the authorities there handed him over. Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud headed the Islamic police in Timbuktu when it was under the control of jihadist militants five years ago. He is accused of victimising women and girls by approving 16

March 9, 2018 4:21 AM Cricket: Zim’s Vitori suspended again

ZIMBABWEAN cricketer Brian Vitori has been suspended for the third time after the Event Panel of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 confirmed that the left-arm fast bowler uses an illegal bowling action. The suspension from bowling in international cricket, according to the International Cricket Council (ICC), begins with immediate effect 73

November 13, 2017 2:05 AM Burundi rejects ICC war crimes investigation

AMSTERDAM/NAIROBI — Burundi yesterday said it will refuse to co-operate with an International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into war crimes prosecutors suspect were committed by forces loyal to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s government against their political opponents. The court ordered a formal investigation on Thursday into crimes committed between 30

October 23, 2017 8:33 PM Who's Cheating Kenyan Voters?

On September 1, after Kenya’s Supreme Court became the first in Africa to nullify a flawed presidential election, Kenyans danced in the streets and some revelers pledged to convert to Seventh Day Adventism, the religion of Kenya’s somber chief justice, David Maraga. Then the mood darkened. President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose dubious victory had been overturned 75

October 17, 2017 10:38 AM Netherlands, PNG qualify for ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018

Dubai [UAE], Oct. 16 (ANI): With one round to go in the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC), Netherlands and PNG have booked their ticket to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) 2018, after Hong Kong defeated Nepal in the final series of round six matches. Hong Kong's victory over Nepal in its first match and the abandonment due to rain in the second 72

October 15, 2017 4:05 AM Roach: Don’t underestimate Zimbabwe

West Indies pacer Kemar Roach bowling in the nets under the watchful eye of coach Stuart Law at the Bulawayo Athletic Club. (Picture courtesy CWI Picture/Philip Spooner.) BULAWAYO – Fast bowler Kemar Roach has warned West Indies against complacency as they prepare for their two-Test series against Zimbabwe. West Indies are ranked number eight in the ICC Test rankings 79