Newsday – Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has postponed domestic cricket for the remainder of 2017 in order to upgrade facilities ahead of next year’s World Cup qualifiers and allow themselves breathing room to deal with another cash crunch, which will cause salary delays over the Christmas season.

Summary

  • Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has postponed domestic cricket for the remainder of 2017 in order to upgrade facilities ahead of next year’s World Cup qualifiers and allow themselves breathing room to deal with another cash crunch, which will cause salary delays over the Christmas season.
  • An internal memo, seen by ESPNcricinfo, sent to all ZC staff on December 6 stated that due to “adverse prevailing financial circumstances,” ZC was only able to pay 50% of November salaries and also indicated December salaries would only be paid later.
  • Some ZC staff have also been asked to work over their end-of-year break to ensure facilities are ready for the World Cup qualifiers in March.
  • Two Logan Cup matches and six List A matches, due to be played between December 10 and 18 have been postponed, and ZC are yet to confirm new dates.
  • Still, with ZC only needing two venues per round of domestic matches – the set-up comprises of five teams and only four can play at a time – it may have been possible to move games around, but ZC will also save money by postponing them.


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