Ervine and Lamb open to playing for Zimbabwe again

"I had left because at that time I couldn't make a living playing locally and I think things are better off now"

“I had left because at that time I couldn’t make a living playing locally and I think things are better off now”

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Craig Ervine and Greg Lamb have announced that they are open to playing for Zimbabwe for the first time since they left in April 2013.

Ervine decided to leave after he was not given a national contract, while Lamb opted to retire and join the family business.

But, 18 months later, both players have returned and are eager to represent their country in the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

“They have recommitted themselves to Zimbabwe. They are currently in the training squad,” Zimbabwe coach Stephen Mangongo told ESPNcricinfo.

However, Mangongo did not confirm whether both players would be selected for the tour of Bangladesh.

Speaking about his decision to return, Ervine said: “I am glad to be back, I have been away for a long time and it was tough with lots of travelling. I want to play for my nation again. It gives me an opportunity to play all three formats of the game and international cricket is more competitive. I had left because at that time I couldn’t make a living playing locally and I think things are better off now.”

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