THE eagerly-awaited Zimbabwe Under-17 Week 2016 is finally here, with six teams taking part in the tournament that gets underway today and runs up to Tuesday next week in Harare. Four local Under-17 select sides – Lions XI, Buffalo XI, Leopards XI and Elephants XI – as well as a Zimbabwe Under-19 select and Uganda’s national Under-19 team are participating in the event.Harare Sports Club, Old Hararians Sports Club and Takashinga Sports Club are the three venues for the 50-over tournament.

A total of 15 matches, all scheduled to start at 0930 hours, will be played.

Zimbabwe Cricket’s schools and age group manager Nick Singo is naturally excited about the tournament.

“The national weeks are the jewels in Zimbabwe Cricket’s development crown as they represent the progress our boys make through cricket,” Singo said.

“The Under-17 boys’ week is therefore an all-important fixture on the youth calendar of Zimbabwe Cricket.”

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