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Old February 24, 2005, 08:50 AM
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Default Streak, Gripper and Carlisle might play, Blignaut will play that for sure against BD A in final test

I felt we needed a separate thread for this news. this is gonna be an awesome opportunity for our cubs to prove themselves....

Streak, Gripper, Price and Carlisle to return?

Rebels set for dramatic comeback?

Cricinfo staff

February 24, 2005

Cricinfo has learnt that four of Zimbabwe\'s rebels - Heath Streak, Stuart Carlisle, Ray Price and Trevor Gripper are on the verge of making a dramatic comeback.

It seems that talks aimed at brokering a deal to bring the remaining striking players back into the fold have progressed well and the four could well travel to Kwekwe overnight to play in the final Test between Zimbabwe A and Bangladesh A. If they do play, then it is quite likely that one or more of them will be drafted into the squad already in South Africa.

A spokesman for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said that negotiations were still ongoing and, therefore, it would be premature to comment.

It would seem that the main stumbling block in the way of a settlement - the criteria under which selectors are chosen - has been overcome and it is thought that ZC has agreed to review this. That could mean that Max Ebrahim, the head of selectors and the man identified by the rebels as being the main source of contention, would step down.

All four rebels have been playing local cricket and so while lacking first-class practice, all are thought to be ready to resume straight away.
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