Canada to tour Zimbabwe early next year

Canada have never toured Zimbabwe before

Canada have never toured Zimbabwe before

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Canada will tour Zimbabwe early next year for four one-day matches in order to get prepared for their respective tournaments.

Zimbabwe will use the matches against Canada as preparation for the 2015 World Cup, while Canada will use the games to get ready for their World Cricket League Division 2 campaign.

All the matches will be held at Harare Sports Club between January 6 and 12.

Zimbabwe will put together an A team for the series, which will be coached by former first-class player Shepherd Makunura.

This series against Canada will give new head coach Dav Whatmore some time think about which players he wants in the 15-man World Cup squad.

The Zimbabwe team are also likely to train at Whatmore’s cricket academy in Dubai. While there, more warm-up matches against a various number of opposition teams could be arranged.

Canada failed to qualify for the 2015 World Cup after they lost their ODI status in February.

However, if they win the World Cricket League Division 2 tournament, they will advance to the Intercontinental Cup and the World Cricket League Championship, where they could potentially regain ODI status once again.

The World Cricket League Division 2 competition will see Canada face Kenya, Netherlands, Nepal and Uganda in Namibia from January 17 to 24.

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