In the aftermath of Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the 2019 ICC World Cup, the Zimbabwe Cricket has rained down hard on the leadership of the team.
Zimbabwe Cricket removed Graeme Cremer as captain of the team and asked coach Heath Streak and his support staff to resign. This is believed to be a purge conducted by ZC, as the World Cup qualifiers, which were held in Zimbabwe, saw Afghanistan and West Indies qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
In a brief email sent to Streak by Faisal Hasnain on Thursday evening, a copy of which has been seen by Cricbuzz.com, ZC's managing director wrote: "Further to our discussions, please give your technical staff (and yourself included) until 3 PM tomorrow to formally resign. After which time the technical team can consider themselves dismissed and relieved of their duties with immediate effect."
It is understood that the group, which includes batting coach Lance Klusener, bowling coach Douglas Hondo, fielding coach Walter Chawaguta, team analyst Stanley Chiwoza and strength and conditioning coach Sean Bell, have taken legal counsel in order to determine a response to ZC.
Under-19 coach Stephen Mangongo and A team coach Wayne James are also expected to be removed from their roles. Zimbabwe's Under-19 side fell at the first hurdle during the World Cup in January, while the A team was thrashed 5-0 on a tour of the United Arab Emirates last year.