AllAfrica – A high-powered International Cricket Council delegation, led by chief executive, Dave Richardson, is expected in the country before the end of this month to meet Zimbabwe Cricket leaders to develop a detailed plan for how the game should manage its cricketing, management and financial structures.

Summary

  • A high-powered International Cricket Council delegation, led by chief executive, Dave Richardson, is expected in the country before the end of this month to meet Zimbabwe Cricket leaders to develop a detailed plan for how the game should manage its cricketing, management and financial structures.
  • The plan would then be submitted to the ICC Board, for approval, at the next meeting of the organisation’s leadership in October and is part of the masterplan drawn up in Dublin, Ireland, in June where Zimbabwe Cricket leaders successfully battled against the country’s possible suspension from the international cricket family.
  • The ICC, instead, after a lot of boardroom maneuvers, decided to extend its support for Zimbabwe Cricket, by retaining the country as a Full Member, and the first financial injection after that indaba in Dublin has already been pumped into the ZC coffers enabling them to pay outstanding dues to their players and staff.
  • The US$20 million would be used (a) to pay those debts plus interest at the end of the rights cycle in accordance with the terms agreed with ZAMCO and the ICC and (b) to cover any costs of the OCC (and its management team) in putting together and overseeing a detailed plan for how Zimbabwe Cricket should manage its cricketing, management and financial structures.
  • Ahead of the October Board meeting, Mr (David) Richardson (ICC chief executive) and Mr (Ankur) Khanna (ICC chief finance officer) to meet with Zimbabwe Cricket and to develop a detailed plan for how Zimbabwe Cricket should manage its cricketing, management and financial structures, for approval.

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