Monthly Archives: June 2010

Andy Flower talks to MCC about Zimbabwe’s return to international cricket

The Telegraph By Nick Hoult 30 June 2010 Andy Flower, the England coach, will advise the MCC on Thursday about reopening cricketing ties with Zimbabwe. Flower’s own international career was ended in 2003 when he wore a black armband at a World Cup match in Harare to protest against the Robert Mugabe regime. He has […]

Howard rejected by International Cricket Council

ABC 30 June 2010 MARK COLVIN: Another bad day for a former prime minister. At the International Cricket Council meeting in Singapore, the former prime minister John Howard has failed in his bid to become the next vice president of the sport’s governing body. The bid was lost without a vote being taken. But was […]

$1 million facelift for Khumalo Hockey Stadium

Newsday By Daniel Nhakaniso June 29 2010 Khumalo Hockey Stadium will get a facelift after the Ministry of Education, Sport and Culture secured $1 million for its refurbishment ahead of the 2011 African Olympic qualifiers. The Minister of Education, Sports and Culture David Coltart yesterday confirmed that his ministry had made a breakthrough after the […]

Exam bailout doubtful

Herald 28 June 2010 By Felex Share PROSPECTS that the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council could allow more than 110 000 disadvantaged candidates to sit for their November examinations look hazy as it emerged that it is owed nearly US$5 million in unpaid fees. Government last year allowed students to sit for the examinations without paying […]

Howard’s dramatic U-turn

Herald 28 June 2010 By Mukanya Makwira THE separation of politics and sport is an issue held in sanctity by the majority of sports federations the world over. Fifa, the world soccer governing body, even discourages any displays, adverts, messages or material with political undertones. The reason for this is because of the unifying power […]

John Howard’s bid for ICC office in jeopardy after snub by South Africa

The Australian 28 June 2010 By Malcolm Conn JOHN Howard is so unpopular in African cricket circles that South African officials refused to meet him last week to discuss the former prime minister’s nomination as president elect of the International Cricket Council. This trenchant opposition has left Howard’s chances of becoming the next ICC vice-president […]

Muzhingi: We ought to be ashamed!

Sunday Mail 27 June 2010 By Makomborero Mutimukulu IT is generally agreed that winning the Comrades Marathon, the world’s oldest and largest ultra-marathon race, is one of the topmost accomplishments in athletics. Athletes who cross the finishing line first in the 90-kilometre race become legends overnight and are showered with praise for the rest of […]

Howard racing time in ICC presidential bid

The Australian 26 June 2010 By Malcolm Conn JOHN Howard still does not have the numbers to become president-elect of the International Cricket Council just days before its meeting. As increasingly frantic and embarrassed officials step up backroom diplomatic efforts to try to avoid a major meltdown, serious concerns remain that the former prime minister’s […]

Zimbabwe Cricket breaks silence on Howard candidacy

Zimbabwe Independent By Associated Press 25 June 2010 ZIMBABWE Cricket officials said yesterday they met with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, a long-time critic of Zimbabwe and cricket in the country, and reached a ‘’better understanding’’ with him on the future of the sport. But Ozias Bvute, managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, stopped short […]

No chance to prepare for the future

Newsday 24 June 2010 Chenai Moyo, (18) is confident she would have passed the examinations at her school in Harare, but for two years in a row there was no money; now she has to fend for the family and depends on an older man for support. “I couldn’t register for examinations last year (2009) […]