Many cricket fans, those who favour game’s global expansion,would be delighted to see Zimbabwe’s re-entry into the Test arena after almosthalf a decade. The cricket world, especially the non-Test playing countries,must be looking at it with the same interest as they did 19 years ago, when Dave Houghton’s amateurs took to the field against India.
This is exactly the moment when Zimbabwe batsman, TatendaTaibu – who had been in self imposed exile after controversially resigning fromthe captaincy in 2005 – took the opportunity to tell the world that all is stillnot well with Zimbabwe Cricket. He said, he spoke out ‘as a senior member inthe side’.
Tatenda Taibu is one name Nepali cricketers and fans alike,would never forget. He was the one who had stopped our boys’ dream run at U-19Cricket World Cup in 2002, beating Nepal in the final of Plate Championship.
As Nepal U-19 team, led by Prithu Baskota, plays the U-19World Cup 2012 qualifiers, the memories of Taibu’s conquest over our team and ourboys’ performance in 2002 in New Zealand comes back flashing.