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Cricket: Zimbabwe set to face Pakistan despite row over wages

The final one-day international between Zimbabwe and Pakistan on Saturday looks set to go ahead after Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) fended off another proposed player strike over unpaid wages on Friday. ZC had promised that all money owing to the players, who have not been paid since the end of June, would be settled by Wednesday after the players refused to train ahead of Pakistan's tour. However the board failed to meet that deadline, sparking further conversations among the players when they arrived for training on Friday morning.

Cricket: Pakistan tour survives as Zimbabwe stand-off ends

Zimbabwe's cricketers have returned to training after a brief stand-off with Zimbabwe Cricket over unpaid wages and the value of future contracts, ensuring that Pakistan's tour of the country will go ahead as planned. Zimbabwe are due to host Pakistan for two Tests, three one-day internationals and two Twenty20s starting on August 23, but their preparations have been hampered by their second player strike this year.

Zimbabwe appoint Mangongo coach for Bangladesh series

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Stephen Mangongo will coach Zimbabwe in their home series against Bangladesh this month and has promised sweeping changes from the side who lost in West Indies. Mangongo was assistant coach to Englishman Alan Butcher on the tour of the Caribbean and has now been handed the reins in a caretaker capacity until a permanent appointment is made, Zimbabwe Cricket communications manager Lovemore Banda told Reuters on Tuesday.
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