Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) have written back to lawyer Gerald Mlotshwa seeking clarity on which national team players he is representing.
Mlotshwa last Thursday wrote to ZC on behalf of national team players who are demanding to know when they are getting paid their outstanding salaries. The players being represented by Mlotshwa are said to have threatened to put in serious jeopardy the incoming tours against Australia and Pakistan next month if ZC do not make any serious commitment on the outstanding payments.
Yesterday, ZC media and communications manager Darlington Majonga said they have since responded so that Mlotshwa makes it clear which players he was acting on behalf of since his communication did not state that. The response was sent on Friday through ZC’s legal consultant Joyce Kwashira.
“We can confirm receiving correspondence from a lawyer purporting to represent our national team players. But the letter is vague and we are not sure who exactly they are representing and we have since written back to them asking for details to enable us to respond to their concerns accordingly,’’ Majonga said.
ZC staff, including players and coaching staff have for months been getting part of their salaries as the cricket body grapples with financial challenges. Indications by former ZC managing director Faisal Hasnain before he resigned were that the finances will only get better around July. This means that ZC cannot commit to paying the players until July when funding from the International Cricket Council comes in.— @Mdawini_29