• Ellina Mhlanga Sports Reporter International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Shashank Manohar is confident the high-level meetings he held with Zimbabwe’s leaders have laid the platform for the world body to assist the country’s game in its revival mission.
  • The ICC boss, who was in the company of his wife Varsha, Sport and Recreation Minister Makhosini Hlongwane, Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani was, however, not at liberty to discuss much before a press conference scheduled for today.
  • But Manohar hinted on the success of the meetings when he expressed optimism that his tour of Zimbabwe could lay a platform for the ICC Board to assist the country through ZC.
  • The ICC, at their recent meeting, discussed Zimbabwe’s chances of hosting the World Cup qualifier next year with the country emerging as favourites over the United Arab Emirates and a joint bid from Ireland and Scotland.
  • Mukuhlani said the presence of Manohar in the country is very important as it comes at a time when Zimbabwe is bidding to host the World Cup qualifiers.

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