The Chronicle – ZIMBABWE have named a squad without Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams for their upcoming T20 triangular series at home against Australia and Pakistan next month.

Summary

  • ZIMBABWE have named a squad without Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams for their upcoming T20 triangular series at home against Australia and Pakistan next month.
  • All five players were also left out of the training squad, named last week, and a practice match against a touring Kenyan side.
  • Collectively, Zimbabwe’s players, through their newly-reformed association, had demanded that Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) provides them with a payment plan for two months’ outstanding salaries and their match fees dating back to their tour of Sri Lanka in 2017, by yesterday, or they would review their availability for the tri-series.
  • Only the five players named above have made themselves unavailable, but ESPNcricinfo understands that up to nine players may pull out of the squad.
  • On June 14, ZC sent a letter to the players signed by their newly-appointed consultant Vince van der Bijl informing them to expect match fees from the Sri Lanka tour by the end of June and salaries by July 25, a month later than the deadline set by the players.

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