By Lawrence Trusida
THE Chevrons’ T20 series loss to minnows Namibia has attracted the anger of cricket analysts who have called on Zimbabwe Cricket to revamp its Domestic structures.
The Chevrons have been on a downward spiral since their 2017 series win in Sri Lanka.
It is however the loss to lowly Namibia in a T20 series at home which has exposed how low Zimbabwean cricket has sunk.
This comes after Zimbabwe XI lost to South Africa A at Harare Sports Club, while Zimbabwe A also suffered the same fate in Nepal.
While Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has been commended for providing more game time for the team, analysts believe domestic cricket structures should be revamped.
“It is a combination of factors really, players failing to apply themselves many times sides fail to play thier 50 overs, there are no batsman coming up, we need to find ways of revamping the structure and get also different coaches to come for the domestic league because we have been recycling the same people with the same results,” said Cricket Analyst-Dean Duplesis.
Another Cricket Analyst, Godwin Mamhiyo believes the technical team has been an Achilles heel.
“I think this is the time we need to look at the technical team, they haven’t done anything really, we really need to seriously look at that, now might not be the time with the world cup qualifiers coming up but soon we have to make changes,” he said.
With a tour against Afghanistan starting next week, the team has to quickly dust itself up and face a side that has been dominant in cricket’s shortest version.
Zimbabwe is preparing for the T20 World Cup Qualifiers set for Harare Sports Club and Old Hararians in July.