The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Ndiraya New Women Cricket Captain

ASHLEY Ndiraya has been appointed the stand-in Zimbabwe national women's cricket team captain ahead of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Tanzania next week. Ndiraya took over the armband from Sharne Meyers who had knee surgery.

The qualifiers, which will see six countries taking part - South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe - have been slated for December 16-19 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Caroline Nyamande, the team manager/assistant coach, said the side was in camp and the preparations were going well ahead of the qualifiers.

"All is in place and the preparations are very efficient and we are playing many friendly matches against our local teams to ensure that we are more than ready.

"Yesterday we had games against Glenshiro Select at Old Hararians.

"We train everyday at Country Club, Old Hararians and Sunrise Country Club," said Nyamande.

Zimbabwe came second, at the last event, when the lost to South Africa and Nyamande believes they will turn the tables. Zimbabwe will first play South Africa in the first match of the qualifiers before they play the host Tanzania the following day.

Fixtures day one and two

December 16: Zimbabwe v South Africa, Kenya v Namibia(morning)

: Uganda v Tanzania, South Africa v Namibia (afternoon)

December 17: Kenya v Uganda, Tanzania v Zimbabwe (morning)

: South Africa v Uganda, Namibia v Tanzania.

Squad

Ashley Ndiraya (captain), Thandolwenkosi Mlilo, Loreen Tshuma, Precious Marange, Maryanne Musonda, Tasmeen Granger, Modester Mupachikwa, Nomatter Mutasa, Ashley Burdett, Christabel Chatonzwa, Nohlanhla Nyathi, Pellagia Mujaji, Sarah Dambanevana, Sharyce Saili, Nyasha Gwanzura, Josephine Nkomo.

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