ICC SUSPEND ZIM ,FREEZE FUNDING AND PUT ALL TOURS ON HOLD

ICC SUSPEND ZIM ,FREEZE FUNDING AND PUT ALL TOURS ON HOLD

Eddie Chikamhi Senior Sports Reporter

A DARK cloud hung over Zimbabwe Cricket yesterday after the International Cricket Council suspended the country from its membership and outlawed it from all activities held under their banner.

The ICC, who concluded their annual conference in England yesterday, voted unanimously for the suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket, also froze funding for the domestic game.

All international matches, involving the country’s national teams, have been put on hold.

The global cricket governing body said the suspended ZC board, led by Tavengwa Mukuhlani, should be reinstated, within the next three months, or the pending a review of their decision at another meeting in October.

The country’s women’s national cricket team, the Lady Chevrons, now face the possibility of failing to play in the final round of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup qualifiers next month in Scotland.

The Lady Chevrons won the qualifier at home in May this year after beating Namibia by 50 runs in the final.

The Chevrons’ participation in October’s Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier is also now hanging in the balance.

Sports Commission board chairman, Gerald Mlotshwa, said they were yet to receive the official communication from the ICC.

“On the 18th July, 2019, the interim chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket, David Ellman-Brown and Retired Supreme Court Justice Ahmed Ebrahim appeared before the full board of the International Cricket Counci,’’ Mlotshwa said in a statement.

‘‘Also present was Tavengwa Mukuhlani, a member of the suspended Board of Directors of Zimbabwe Cricket. After hearing oral submissions from both parties, including written submissions from the Sports and Recreation Commission, the ICC determined to ban Zimbabwe from all forms of ICC-sanctioned cricket and suspended any funding of the game in Zimbabwe.

‘‘The ICC chairman is quoted saying ‘We do not take the decision to suspend a Member lightly, but we must keep our sport free from political interference. What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC Constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked. The ICC wants Cricket to continue in Zimbabwe in accordance with the ICC Constitution.’

‘‘The SRC and the Interim Committee is yet to be formally advised in writing of the ICC’s detailed reasons for its decision. Once it is in receipt of the same, the SRC will activate the various emergency measures it had considered in the event of such a decision.’’

ICC boss Manohar, who visited this country in August 2017 on a five-day visit, said the events in domestic cricket in recent months were unacceptable.

“What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC Constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked.

‘‘The ICC wants cricket to continue in Zimbabwe in accordance with the ICC Constitution.”

Mukuhlani and his board members were suspended by the Sports Commission for disregarding a directive to shelve their elective annual meeting in Victoria Falls on June 14 over electoral irregularities and accusations of alleged financial misappropriation.

However, after hearing submissions from Mukuhlani, whose sat in the seat reserved for the ZC chairman at the ICC meeting yesterday, and members of the interim committee, comprising acting chairman David Ellman-Brown and Retired Supreme Court Justice Ahmed Ebrahim, the ICC Board were unanimous in their decision to suspend Zimbabwe.

The global cricket governing body also cut off funding for Zimbabwe Cricket and ruled that the national cricket teams will not be allowed to participate in the ICC sanctioned events.

The ICC yesterday said Zimbabwe were in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution and ordered the local authorities to reinstate the board that was suspended by the Sports Commission within the next three months pending review at the next board meeting set for October.

According to a statement from the global cricket body, “Zimbabwe Cricket has been suspended with immediate effect.

“The ICC Board unanimously decided that Zimbabwe Cricket, an ICC Full Member, is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution which imposes an obligation on Members to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its governance and / or administration for cricket respectively.

“As a consequence of suspension, ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events.

“The ICC has directed that the elected Zimbabwe Cricket Board be reinstated to office within three months, and progress in this respect will be considered again at the October Board meeting.

“The ICC Board heard from both the Sports and Recreation Committee representatives of the Zimbabwe Government and Zimbabwe Cricket before making their decision.”

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said the cricket governing body was committed to support Zimbabwe to continue playing cricket.

The ICC also announced that the Croatia Cricket Federation and the Zambia Cricket Union have both also been suspended for continuing non-compliance with ICC Membership criteria.

The Moroccan Royal Cricket Federation have continued to remain non-compliant with ICC Membership Criteria 2.2(b)(ii), 2.2(b)(iii), 2.2(b)(iv) and 2.2(e)(i) and as such has been expelled from Membership of the ICC.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

New Ziana

18 thoughts on “ICC SUSPEND ZIM ,FREEZE FUNDING AND PUT ALL TOURS ON HOLD

  1. I am no longer positive the place you are getting your info, but great topic. I must spend a while finding out much more or figuring out more. Thanks for wonderful info I was in search of this info for my mission.

  2. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog and was wondering what all is required to get setup? I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny? I’m not very internet savvy so I’m not 100 positive. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated. Appreciate it

  3. Hi there! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your articles. Can you suggest any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Thanks!

  4. Hello, Neat post. There’s a problem together with your web site in web explorer, would test this… IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a good part of other folks will omit your great writing due to this problem.

  5. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on. You have done a extraordinary job!

  6. F*ckin’ remarkable things here. I am very happy to see your article. Thank you a lot and i am looking forward to touch you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  7. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would truly benefit from some of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Appreciate it!

  8. My developer is trying to convince me to move to .net from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the costs. But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on a number of websites for about a year and am nervous about switching to another platform. I have heard excellent things about blogengine.net. Is there a way I can import all my wordpress content into it? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  9. What i don’t understood is actually how you’re not really much more well-liked than you may be now. You’re very intelligent. You realize therefore significantly relating to this subject, produced me personally consider it from so many varied angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated unless it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. Always maintain it up!

  10. My brother suggested I would possibly like this web site. He was once entirely right. This post truly made my day. You cann’t consider just how much time I had spent for this info! Thank you!

  11. Thank you, I’ve recently been looking for info about this subject for a long time and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon so far. However, what about the conclusion? Are you sure in regards to the source?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *