Zimbabwe Cricket has seen a heartbreaking downfall in the last few years. Once regarded as a very strong side in the early 2000s with players like Heath Streak, Andy Flower, Grant Flower and Tatenda Taibu, they used to be a really competitive side. However, their board has found themselves in a huge financial crisis over the years and as a result, the national side has been in a huge state of turmoil.
Any chance we can get a sponsor: Ryan Burl
The disappointing condition of Zimbabwe Cricket has come to notice once again after a heartbreaking post by Zimbabwe cricketer Ryan Burl on Twitter. The 27-year-old put up a photo of his ripped shoes with some glue and other tools which he was using to fix them. In the caption, Burl requested for someone to sponsor them so that they don't have to glue their shoes back after every other series. This is how bad the condition of Zimbabwe Cricket is financially. However, the players are still trying to cope up with these challenges and are representing their country at the international level against all the odds.
Zimbabwe Cricket trying to come back on track
Zimbabwe Cricket Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani had revealed last year that they have managed to bring down their huge legacy debts from USD $27 million to USD $1 million. While the COVID-19 pandemic did put a lot of their planned series in doubt, things have finally started to get on track as they recently played a T20I and Test series against Pakistan. They are now scheduled to tour Ireland for a limited-overs series in August. While the performances of the national side have also improved in the last 12 months, the cricket lovers would just hope that they get some sponsors and become financially stable so that the players can play the game and concentrate on the field without worrying about other things.