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Zimbabwe Cricket Puts Victoria Falls Stadium Plans On Hold

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 21 / 16

Financial constraints have forced Zimbabwe Cricket to "shelve its ambitious project of building a multi-purpose cricket stadium in the resort town of Victoria Falls," according to Ricky Zililo of THE CHRONICLE. ZC Chair Tawengwa Mukuhlani said that the project "would only be pursued once they get pa...

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