ICC task force in Zimbabwe to assess the current state of cricket
The three-person team will make recommendations to the ICC Board on how Zimbabwe can return to playing Test cricket
The ICC task force appointed to assess the current situation of cricket in Zimbabwe has arrived in the country on a three-day fact-finding mission.
The team, led by president of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr Julian Hunte, will seek to establish the current state of cricket in Zimbabwe as it relates to the management and development of the game and also to conduct an assessment of the policies and programmes executed to date with the view to restoring the senior team to Test cricket.
It is carrying out a detailed inspection of the cricket administration, facilities, resources and capabilities in Zimbabwe, including all areas contained in the Full Member guidelines.
On behalf of the team, Dr Hunte will make recommendations to the ICC Board at its January 2009 meeting. These recommendations will include constructive strategies and initiatives to assist Zimbabwe to improve its cricket in all respects and to aid its return to Test cricket as soon as possible.
The team, which was directly appointed by the ICC Board, comprises the following ICC Directors: Dr Julian Hunte (team leader), Arjuna Ranatunga, Haroon Lorgat.
This visit to Zimbabwe from 17 to 19 November by Dr Hunte and Mr Lorgat is the first phase for the task force. It is enabling the team to meet with a wide range of cricket stakeholders in Zimbabwe and to view facilities first hand.
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