Zimbabwe Cricket Board suspended by Government
After allegations of corruption, Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission have suspended the newly elected Zimbabwe Cricket Board comprised of 13 members.
Zimbabwe Cricket’s acting managing director Givemore Makoni has also been suspended from his position with immediate effect.
The SRC says officials at ZC are the subject of an investigation into fraud and the misuse of money that also includes money received from the International Cricket Council.
The SRC has appointed an interim committee headed by former Zimbabwe cricket board chairman and CEO Dave Ellman-Brown to run ZC.
Other members of the interim committee are Ahmed Ibrahim, Charlie Robertson, Cyprian Mandenge, Robertson Chinyengetere, Sekesai Nhokwara and Duncan Frost.
The recent incident developed after the SRC had issued a directive saying Zimbabwe Cricket’s elective annual general meeting be suspended. Complaints were raised about the nomination process of the meeting and the violation of the board’s constitution.
That was ignored by Zimbabwe Cricket as Tavengwa Mukuhlani was re-elected for another four-year term following the meeting. This led the SRC to exercise its powers under the terms of the SRC Act.
Zimbabwe Cricket have long been in the middle of political turmoil in their country.
Prominent star cricketers like that of Andy Flower, Henry Olonga and Tatenda Taibu retired from the game marking protest against the prevailing corruption in their country’s administration. The players were forced to leave the country under ferocious death threats.
The Zimbabwe Cricket team is currently participating in a bilateral series in Netherland. They have already lost the ODI series 2-0; the two match T20 series are yet to be encountered.
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