Kyle Jarvis left for county cricket and refused to sign a contract with Zimbabwe Cricket. He was fed up with the off field battles with ZC. His decision though sad is understandable. And we can for see more taking up this option if it presented itself. Some were also called up from club cricket in the UK but they declined to come.
Harare Sports Club
First and foremost would like to pass our condolences to Vusi Sibanda who lost his mother this morning. Thats why all the players were wearing black arm bands, and white in the case of New Zealand.
The ground was packed today,the atmosphere was great and the fans were in a festive mood, but the joy was short lived and by the time NZ came out all guns blazing, the fans were discontented and frustrated with the drop catches and lack of wickets.
Finally made it to Harare Sports Club (HSC) for the closing ODI against Pakistan. The last time I had watched a live cricket match at HSC was in 2008 when Sri Lanka came. I had never seen Lasith Malinga and Sri Lanka live and was looking forward to that but he was injured and Mahela Jayawardene was terribly out of form, good for Zim bad for cricket! Thats one of the ironies about cricket, you want to witness a sublime Jayawardene innings yet you don't want it to come against your own team! The last time I watched Pakistan was in 1992 which was my 'debut' for watching International cricket.