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Zimbabwe Cricket Not Ready For Return To Test Play, Ex-Captain Taibu Says

Though the return of former Zimbabwe Cricket captain Tatenda Taibu to the national team has been widely hailed, Taibu himself says he doesn’t feel the team is ready to return to test play as some hope might happen in November.

Taibu rejoined the Zimbabwean team last month as an ordinary player, ending a two year absence. He resigned in in 2005 over how Zimbabwe Cricket was being run.

Now the returned star tells Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his love for the game brought him back to his roots.

In cricket action, South Africa A defeated a Zimbabwean select team Sunday in a four-day unlimited overs match at the Harare Sports Club. The second match in the series was scheduled to open in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second city, on Tuesday.

In soccer, after being embarrassed Saturday in Bulawayo by its fans who disrupted a match against Highlanders, Caps United redeemed itself Monday by beating Dynamos 5-1 in the J.W. Msika Charity Shield match in front of 25,000 fans in Harare.

Revenues from the match went to a training clinic for doctors in Mwenezi, Masvingo.

Caps United fans became unruly in Bulawayo at a Premier Soccer League match after Highlanders was awarded a penalty kick. The disturbance brought play to an end.

Sports commentator George Mupfuti said that in Monday’s match, Dynamos fielded a second-string team whereas Caps United fielded its very best players.

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