FORMER Zimbabwean international cricketer Keegan Meth trades his cricket bat for a golf club after successfully qualifying for the FBC Zimbabwe Open golf championship which starts this morning at Royal Harare Golf Club and Chapman Golf Club.
Meth, 34, who is now based in Canada, represented Zimbabwe in two Tests, 11 ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals as a professional cricketer between 2006 and 2013.
While his cricketing days are now far behind him, having since hung up his cricket bat, Meth now pursues his other passion as an amateur golfer.
And he is set to take part in the biggest event in golf of his career after qualifying for the 2022 edition of the FBC Zimbabwe Open, where he will have the opportunity to face some of the best players on the Sunshine Tour.
Meth secured a spot in the main field of the Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned event after hitting a round nine on the par 81 to finish tied for 12th in pre-qualifying at Chapman Golf. Club Monday.
A total of 15 places were available during the pre-qualification which attracted a large field of 80 hopefuls.
Bulawayo-born Meth rose through the ranks at Matabeleland Tuskers, where he established himself as a front-line seam thrower and mid-order batsman.
A consistent performance at domestic level backed by youthful promise saw Meth make his debut for Zimbabwe aged 18.
He put in some impressive performances at the Under-19 stage and the scarcity of players in the Zimbabwe setup saw him make his debut against Kenya in early 2006.
Meth’s career suffered a setback in 2011 after suffering a horrific lip laceration when he was hit by a hard direct push from Nasir Hossain.
Methamphetamine lost three teeth and broke his jaw as a result.
He missed the following home series against Pakistan, but made a comeback when he was named in the T20 squad for the home series against New Zealand.
He made his Test debut against Bangladesh in 2013, which was his last outing for Zimbabwe before retiring from international cricket at the age of 25. – ZimSportLive.