Zimbabwe Cricket Board Chief Declares ‘No War’ with BCCI
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Board Chief Tauengwa Mukuhlani who is in Sri Lanka to witness Bangladesh’s 100th Test match hopes the current crisis in the ICC, following Chairman Shashank Manohar’s sudden resignation is resolved amicably.
Speaking at the Hotel Taj Samudra on behalf of Zimbabwe cricket he said, “We hope all issues and current crisis at the ICC are resolved.” Explaining the reason for neither opposing nor supporting the Indian Cricket Board and abstaining from voting process at the last ICC meeting, he said, “we had hardly any time to study the documents and without the consultation of our board members, I had no choice but to be away.”
The ICC is believed to have asked each Board Member to provide the feed back and the Zimbabwe Cricket Board is certain to raise its concern in the reply, it is learned here. For obvious reasons, Mukuhlani would not divulge the details of his reply, which his board would be sending to the ICC soon.
However, he made it clear that they are in no mood to fight with any ICC member. “Ours is a small country and we cannot fight with the BCCI or with any national board for that matter. We have had no issues with the ICC / BCCI or even Shashank Manohar. We want all board members to sit together and unite.”
If the new structure, as suggested by the outgoing Chairman Shashank Manohar, is passed, the BCCI and the Zimbabwe Cricket would be most affected.
The Asian block is becoming stronger and would not allow the game of cricket to slip in to the hands of England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Sri Lanka Tour
The Zimbabwe Team will be touring Sri Lanka in June and July. “We have proposed to play one Test match and five ODIS’ here”, he said. “The venues and dates are being fianlised,” the Zimbabwe Cricket Chief said.