Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has announced the Zimbabwe Women’s central contracts for the 2022/23 season.
A total of 19 contracts have been awarded, with national women’s team captain Mary-Anne Musonda and her vice Josephine Nkomo as well as Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano in the Grade A+ category.
“As part of our commitment to the growth and development of our women’s game, we are pleased to confirm the awarding of central contracts to a talented group of 19 players,” ZC Director of Cricket Hamilton Masakadza said.
“We believe this will not only boost the morale of our players but will also allow them to fully focus on their game ahead of a crucial period for our national team, which includes participation at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 to be held in the United Arab Emirates in September.”
ZIMBABWE WOMEN CENTRAL CONTRACTS LIST
GRADE A+: Mary-Anne Musonda, Josephine Nkomo, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano
GRADE A: Precious Marange, Modester Mupachikwa, Sharne Mayers
GRADE B: Nomvelo Sibanda, Loreen Tshuma
GRADE C: Esther Mbofana, Loryn Phiri, Pellagia Mujaji, Audrey Mazvishaya, Christabel Chatonzwa, Nyasha Gwanzura, Ashley Ndiraya, Nomatter Mutasa, Chiedza Dhururu, Francisca Chipare, Tasmeen Granger.
Meanwhile, Zimbabwe Women’s squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2022 to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from 18-25 September has been named.
Josephine Nkomo and Modester Mupachikwa, who missed an 18-day training camp in India last month as they are currently playing club cricket in England, have been included in the squad of 15.
Zimbabwe Women are in Group B alongside Thailand Women, Papua New Guinea Women and UAE Women.
The two teams that make it to the final will qualify for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 to be held in South Africa.
ZIMBABWE WOMEN SQUAD FOR ICC WOMEN’S T20 WORLD CUP QUALIFIER 2022:
Mary-Anne Musonda (captain), Modester Mupachikwa, Kelis Ndhlovu, Sharne Mayers, Josephine Nkomo, Precious Marange, Christabel Chatonzwa, Loreen Tshuma, Loryn Phiri, Nomvelo Sibanda, Esther Mbofana, Pellagia Mujaji, Audrey Mazvishaya, Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, Francisca Chipare.
In the picture; women’s team captain Mary-Anne Musonda and her vice Josephine Nkomo -Pictures by Zimbabwe Cricket