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ZC voids season due to coronavirus pandemic

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Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has annulled the 2019/20 domestic season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This means the first-class competition, the Logan Cup, and the List A contest, the Pro50 Championship, have been voided, with no winners being declared.

The premier domestic competitions  – which were underway before the government suspended all sporting activities as part of nationwide restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel virus that is ravaging the world – were originally supposed to be completed by the end of April.

“We were looking forward to the conclusion of our season, but seeing what is happening in our country and elsewhere across the world, we realised it was not realistic for us to expect our competitions to resume anytime soon,” ZC director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza said.

“ZC therefore decided to void the 2019/20 season with immediate effect and we will not declare a winner or award any of the trophies as teams had not played an equal number of games when the season was curtailed.”

Here are the standings as at 18 March 2020, when ZC suspended all forms of cricket in the country in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic:

2019/20 LOGAN CUP POINTS TABLE

TEAMMWLTDPT
Eagles6510028
Mountaineers5410023
Tuskers6230116
Rhinos5230012
Rangers605014

2019/20 PRO50 CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS TABLE

TEAMMWLTDPTNRR
Tuskers54001111.895
Mountaineers5310191.065
Eagles522017-0.228
Rhinos413002-0.528
Rangers504011-2.345

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