Zimbabwe Cricket refrain from renewing staff contracts

Zimbabwe cricket will get back the services of Brendan Taylor in the series against South Africa.

Brendan Taylor is expected to play for Zimbabwe again. (Getty)

As per the latest developments regarding  Zimbabwe Cricket's pay crunch issue, the board has decided not to renew the contracts of almost all the staff members of the team.  The board has been going through a rough phase following a cash-crunch, and as a result, the players and staff haven't been paid for a while.

With ICC releasing the cash recently, the new contracts for the players will be announced soon.  "This strategic planning process is underway and needs to incorporate plans to ensure that the competitiveness and strength of domestic cricket and the high-performance cricket pathway is at least maintained," the board said in a statement."

"The domestic season will start in November and the staff complement required will by that time have been defined and agreed to suit the ZC cricket strategic direction," they further added.

Post the payment to the players, the board will have the experienced players at their disposal for the limited overs series against South Africa involving two ODIs and two T20Is.  n the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan and the T20I tri-series also involving Australia - both at home - Zimbabwe were without the services of some of their top players due to the non-payment of their salaries and match fees.

By Anshuman Roy - 13 Aug, 2018

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