By Trevor Makonyonga
The Cricket governing board, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has taken the decision to nullify the 2019/20 domestic season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This means the first-class competition, the Logan Cup, and the List A contest, the Pro50 Championship are now void.
No winners have been declared in the ongoing competitions which are the Logan Cup and the Pro 50 Challenge. These were supposed to be completed by the end of April.
ZC Cricket director and former national team captain, Hamilton Masakadza said that they were looking forward to the closure of the season but their hopes had been flashed away.
“We were looking forward to the conclusion of our season, but seeing what is happening in our country and elsewhere across the world, we realised it was not realistic for us to expect our competitions to resume anytime soon.”
He further said that no trophies would be awarded for the season.
“ZC, therefore, decided to void the 2019/20 season with immediate effect and we will not declare a winner or award any of the trophies as teams had not played an equal number of games when the season was curtailed.”
At the time of games suspension, Eagles were sitting on top of the Logan Cup table with Tuskers leading in the Pro 50 league and Alastair Campbell’s Rangers were anchoring both tables.
This decision gives the ZC ample time to restructure and regroup in order to improve the quality of domestic cricket.