Ervine in Zimbabwe squad
Sean Ervine has, as expected, been included in Zimbabwe's 15-man squad for the World Cup after quitting Hampshire.
Last Updated: 12/01/11 2:04pm
Sean Ervine has been named in Zimbabwe's 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup - but there is no place for Hamilton Masakadza.
All-rounder Ervine recently announced he was leaving English county Hampshire to resume his international career.
The 28-year-old played in five Tests and 42 one-day internationals before quitting in 2004 after a players' dispute with national cricket administrators.
"It has been a long negotiation process between both parties, but it came to a head after the completion of the recent Bangladesh tour (which Zimbabwe lost 3-1)," head selector Alistair Campbell said on Wednesday.
"We look forward to big performances from him, not just at the World Cup, but in the season ahead."
Ervine is joined in the squad by his sibling, Craig, but there is no spot for out-of-form batsman Hamilton Masakadza. However his younger brother, Shingi - a seam bowler, has been selected.
There are no less than four frontline spinners in the party in former skipper Prosper Utseya, Graeme Cremer, Ray Price and Greg Lamb.
Elton Chigumbura will captain Zimbabwe, who open their campaign on February 21 against defending champions Australia in Ahmedabad.
They will also play fixtures against Group A rivals Canada, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Zimbabwe squad: Elton Chigumbura (capt), Regis Chakabva, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Ervine, Greg Lamb, Shingi Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Ray Price, Ed Rainsford, Tatenda Taibu (wkt), Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Sean Williams