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Zim lawn bowl team confident

Zimbabwe Lawn Bowls Association president, Malcom Evans is confident that the country will perform well at the 2012 World Championships starting on Saturday in Adelaide, Australia.

REPORT BY TATENDA KUNAKA

The tournament ends on December 9.

“This is a very prestigious event for bowlers worldwide as it is only held after every four years and runs parallel with the Olympic Games. We hope they will perform to the best of their ability,” said Malcolm.

The team left the country on Thursday.

Evans said the team left early as it needed time to adjust to the weather conditions in Adelaide, so that the players wouldn’t be affected.

The Zimbabwe squad consists of five players: captain Roy Garden, Tom Craven, Manuel Silva, Richie Hayden, Clive Robertson and team manager Kevin McGeoch.

Zimbabwe would be one of the four African countries that would take part at the event, after Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

Zimbabwe performed well in the recently-held African States tournament in Durban, South Africa. The men’s team won a gold medal in the fours discipline, a bronze medal in the triples discipline and a bronze medal for overall.

Twenty seven countries are scheduled to compete in Adelaide.

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