Derbyshire set to tour Zimbabwe

The Derbyshire squad will head to Zimbabwe in March to play six matches as part of their pre-season preparations.

Invited by Zimbabwe Cricket, the team will compete across three formats in matches against select opposition during the three-week tour.

Based mainly in Bulawayo in the south of the country, they will play two three-day matches, two 50-over matches and two T20s.

The tour will begin on Sunday 8 March and run until Sunday 29 March, with the 2020 County Championship season beginning three weeks later.

Head of Cricket, Dave Houghton said: “We will be facing some strong opposition during the tour, which will provide ideal preparation for the 2020 season.

“We also want to give the players some life experiences because as cricketers, we can become solely focused on the game sometimes and it’s important make the most of these opportunities.

“Hopefully this tour will open the door for further English County tours in future, which may help Zimbabwe Cricket get back on its feet.”

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