The Zimbabwe Under-14 national cricket side is set to travel to South Africa for the Momentum Cricket Week scheduled for 7-11 December in Pretoria.
Team participating in the age-group tournament organised annually by the Cricket South Africa (CSA), play declaration 20 over and 50 over formats during the five day event.
Zimbabwe Under 14 coach David Mutendera will go to the tournament with a squad of 13 players picketd during the selection trials held by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) in Harare a fortnight ago.
Denford Kamundati, who is the team manager and asistant coach said the tournament has over the years always provided schoolbys with much-needed exposure to competitive cricket.
Zimbabwe international stars such as Brendan Taylor, Kyle Jarvis, Chamu Chibhabha and Tarisai Musakanda, to mention a few have passed through the Momentum Cricket Week.
“This a long-standing relationship between Cricket South Africa and Zimbabwe Cricket and the tournament has over the years brought most of its players who have gone on to play for the senior national team,” said Kamundati.
!it gives our junior cricket players a chance to showcase their talent and improve their game while playing in a different environment.
“If our current cricket development set-up, this is an important stepping stone for young cricketers after our own Patridges Week and it motivates the to play and improve with zeal to represent their nation at a tender age.”
The team is scheduled to leave for Pretoriaon December 06.
Zimbabwe Under 14 Squad:
Nicholas Anderson (mashonaland East), Dylan NNzenga ( Tuskers), Sean Bennet (Mashonaland East, Nathaniel Hlabangana ( Tuskers), iam Mudenda (Tuskers) Breandan Sunguro (eagles), Isaac Phiri (tuskers), Taona Zimhunga (eagles), Carlton Takawira (Eagles), Shane Muchenje (Rhinos) and Sean Dzakatira (Tuskers).
Non-Travelling Rserves Newsman Nyamhuri (Rhinos) Mutsawashe Choto (Eagles), Tydye Stirrup (Eagles), Lwandile Chitofu (Tuskers).