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Zimbabwe to launch T10 league next year



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Zimbabwe Cricket has announced the formation of their first privately-owned franchise league, a T10 tournament, in collaboration with Mulk International, the founding company of the Abu Dhabi T10.

The six-team tournament, dubbed the Zim Afro T10, is set to take place in March 2023. The Abu Dhabi T10 has been running since 2017 and is now in its sixth season.

"We are pleased to announce the introduction of Zimbabwe's own franchise-based T10 league, a powerful format that we believe is exactly what our changing, fast-paced world needs right now," Tavengwa Mukuhlani, ZC Chairman, said.

ZC is hopeful that the tournament will attract top players from around the world, more than a decade after the Stanbic T20 dipped its toes in the water.

The competition featured 20 foreign names across Zimbabwe's five domestic teams, including Chris Gayle and Shaun Tait, and had a headline sponsor, but was owned and run by ZC.

It was played for three seasons before Stanbic pulled out and since then Zimbabwe's domestic competitions have been played without much fanfare, and sometimes not at all.