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Zimbabwe left out Raza for disciplinary reasons


Zimbabwe have announced 15-man squad for the upcoming T20I tri-nation series in Bangladesh. Sikandar Raza has been left out due to disciplinary reasons.

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Despite being suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC), Zimbabwe are set to return to cricket as will play the T20I tri-nation series which involves the hosts Bangladesh and  Afghanistan.

The Zimbabwe cricket board left out Sikandar Raza after skipper Hamilton Masakadza raised questions about his discipline.

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Zimbabwe convenor of selectors, Walter Chawaguta told in a press release:

“It is important that we support our captain, whether it is Masakadza or anyone else, by creating an environment in which we can be confident he will have the full support of all players, with everyone pulling in the same direction and able to trust each other. It is for those reasons that we have decided to leave Raza out.”

Hamilton will be leading Zimbabwe for one last time as he has informed that he will retire after this series.

“I was looking forward to the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier in Dubai next month, but with Zimbabwe barred from taking part in the event, I feel that the time is right for the focus to shift to the next generation,” he said.

SQUAD: Hamilton Masakadza (captain), Regis Chakabva, Richmond Mutumbami, Sean Williams, Neville Madziva, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Tony Munyonga, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara, Christopher Mpofu, Craig Ervine, Brendan Taylor, Ainsley Ndlovu, Timycen Maruma, Ryan Burl.

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