The series, which takes place at Harare Sports Club from today until June 24, will see the first ever High Definition live broadcast take place in Zimbabwe from a brand new outside broadcast van owned by Supersport Africa.
The exterior of the Supersport Van.
The van, which arrived in Zimbabwe on Thursday last week, has never been used and the team working on it, led by Zimbabwean Trevor Tachiona, will get have their very first experience with it this week.
Zimbo Jam went on a tour of the van yesterday afternoon, courtesy of Multichoice Zimbabwe and we were wowed to bits.
The high tech van comes with its own power plant, centred around a 60KVA generator. Tachoina explained to us how the team of over 30 people, consisting of camera people, sound engineers, mixers, replay people, etc work together to produce a seamless broadcast from all the dials and buttons in the van.
Some of the cameras out on the field can be controlled from inside the van. One can zoom in and out, pan across the field, start and stop recording from the comfort of the air-conditioned vehicle.
Supersport's Trevor Tachoina explains the workings of the van to Gillian Gotora of Associated Press.
The can, a new acquisition for Supersport, came via Kenya and will service all the African countries covered by Supersport in the region, outside of South Africa.
The cricket series commences this afternoon and there will also be games from June 19-24. Play starts at 1pm daily. Entrance is US$2 for children and US$5 for adults.