By Loud Ramakgapola
DARLINGTON Majonga’s story “Sabotage for the love of cricket?” (Zimbabwe Independent, November 3) made sad reading about the deat
h of cricket in the country.
I’m sad about the fire that destroyed Houghton’s Cricket Academy, I’m sad about the fire at Harare Sports Club and I’m sad I can no longer watch Brian Lara, Andrew Flintoff, Graeme Smith, Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini at my favourite Queens Sports Club.
It’s really sad that cricket has taken such a knocking.
I’m sad because I was one of the blacks who benefited in the late 1990s when I was a teacher in the Bulawayo western schools. We were trained and given certificates to become coaches at our schools.
We used to benefit from the presence of Henry Olonga at our schools. It was nice to learn the game and then later see top-class players in Zimbabwe.
It’s sad that there are people working against the development of cricket. We really miss top-class cricket and if top guys like Heath Streak can be persuaded to come back, the better for the game.
* Loud Ramakgapola writes from Bulawayo.