ZIMBABWE over-60s national cricket team held their final training session on Tuesday afternoon ahead of their departure for Chennai, India, next week.
The Zimbabwe team is scheduled to compete at the 2024 International Masters Cricket (IMC) Over-60s Cricket World Cup pencilled to run from February 18 to March 3.
Thirteen other nations will take part in the event. Zimbabwe Masters Cricket Association (ZMCA) said the team is ready for the global showpiece following completion of their final practice session on Tuesday.
Other teams that will be participating in the tournament are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, South Africa, Canada, United States of America (USA), West Indies, England and Bangladesh.
There will also be a Rest of the World team.
As the veterans will be competing in India, another Zimbabwean team will also be taking part at yet another IMC tournament in South Africa.
The Over-60s Cricket World Cup will run concurrently with the Over-40s World Cup.
The Over-40s tournament will be played in Cape Town, starting from February 19 to March 1. Zimbabwe is in Group A alongside England, Australia, Namibia, Canada, and the United States of America (USA).
IMC has described the upcoming period as ‘an absolute feast of masters cricket’.
Zimbabwe will be an interesting team to watch at the tournament. They have some well-known names in Doug Marillier, Trevor Gripper and Arch Harley.
At the Africa Cup, Harley was Zimbabwe’s top run-scorer with an average of 63.
Batting at number eight against Namibia in the Africa Cup, Marc Nicolle scored 78 runs not out off 43 balls and will be another player to watch out for.