ZIM vs PAK 2018: Zimbabwe's Malcolm Waller pulls out from the ODI series 

Waller joins the list of key players that are unavailable for selection for Zimbabwe.

Malcolm Waller (AFP)

Already bereft of the key players, Zimbabwe has further found itself in trouble as batsman Malcolm Waller made himself unavailable from the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan. Waller has cited labour-practice concerns through correspondence between his lawyer and Zimbabwe Cricket. 

Waller, who has played 110 International games across all formats for his country, didn't respond to a request for comment at the time but ZC confirmed his withdrawal and correspondence with his lawyer. 

Waller having played the T20I tri-series against Australia and Pakistan has joined the list of Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine who are currently unavailable for selection due to their protest against Zimbabwe Cricket(ZC) for pending salaries of several months. 

ZC has been in a financial crisis (mostly self-inflicted) for some time now, having had to postpone domestic tournaments and struggled to pay players and employees.

A report by ICC's senior events operations manager Simon Jelowitz after the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March also mentioned that "throughout the tournament, a number of casual staff, mainly net bowlers, were complaining that they were either not receiving money or being underpaid and as a result threatened to withdraw their resources," 

(Inputs from ESPNcricinfo)


By Kashish Chadha - 15 Jul, 2018

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