THE Logan Cup, Zimbabweâ€™s premier first-class cricket competition, begins on Tuesday with all games to be played in Harare for the first time in the competitionâ€™s history.
The four-day Logan Cup is Zimbabweâ€™s oldest domestic competition in any sport. It started in 1899.
In an apparent cost-cutting measure, Zimbabwe Cricket will stage all games at Harare Sports Club, Academy Grounds, Alexandra and Old Hararians Sports Clubs.
The move has drawn criticism inside Zimbabwe Cricket as almost all cricket, including internationals, is now being played in the capital, depriving other centres of action.
In the first round starting Tuesday, Northerns will take on Centrals at Harare Sports Club with Easterns and Westerns clashing at the Academy.
All four provinces will miss key players for the first round through national duty. The Zimbabwe A side will be in Benoni, South Africa to play Canada on Tuesday and Ireland on Thursday to help the two countries with preparations for the ICC World Cup qualifiers.
The Logan Cup will run until May 8. â€”Â Staff Writer.