Exclusive: Tatenda Taibu speaks about getting the axe and a bright future for Zimbabwe cricket

Up until March of this year Tatenda Taibu had been the convenor of selectors for Zimbabwe Cricket and the founder and head of the Rising Stars Academy but since then he along with head coach Heath Streak and skipper Graeme Cremer have been removed from their roles to the chagrin of cricket lovers in Zimbabwe….

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Why now, AB? Questioning the timing of De Villiers’ retirement

No, it’s not a cleverly contrived conspiracy to detract from the Ashwin Willemse versus Nick Mallett controversy. AB de Villiers, indeed, has retired from all forms of international cricket – with immediate effect. Wednesday’s announcement will be viewed as out of the blue by many, but the signs have been there for a while. Regardless,…

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Grumpy old Graves risking it all as he presses ahead with Hundred fiasco

Colin Graves, chairman of the ECB and the ex-Costcutter mogul, doesn’t strike one as a chap who is down with the kids, does he? No, he strikes me as a classic passive-aggressive grumpy 70-year-old Yorkshireman. I know this because I was raised around such men. He tried to justify the appalling 100-ball tournament on Monday…

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