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India's Kolkata Taps Top Zimbabwe Batsman Taibu For 44-Day Tourney

An Indian cricket team has recruited Zimbabwean player Tatenda Taibu to play in April in an eight-team, 44-day Indian Premier League tournament for a $125,000 fee.

Taibu will join top international batsmen on India's Kolkata cricket team in the round of 59 Twenty20 matches with a $3 million purse for the winning team.

Commentator Brian Goredema told Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that his recruitment inclusion is a good sign for Zimbabwean cricket, which has not fared very well despite Taibu's return to the team last July.

More details from VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe...