The Sunday News
Mehluli Sibanda, Senior Sports Reporter
THE International Cricket Council has expressed its sadness at the passing away of former Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka who died on Thursday at the age of 65.
In a statement, ICC said Chingoka, at the helm of ZC from 1992 until 2014 contributed immensely to the growth of cricket in the African continent. Chingoka also served in the ICC board.
“The International Cricket Council (ICC) was today saddened to learn of the death of Peter Chingoka after the former Zimbabwe cricket chief died at the age of 65.
“Chingoka had a long career as a cricket administrator, including as the president of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (as Zimbabwe Cricket was called then) from 1992 to 2014, where he assumed the title of Chairman in 2001 and significantly contributed to the game’s development across Africa. He also was a member of the ICC Board during that time,’’ read part of the ICC statement.
Manu Sawhney, the ICC chief executive described the late Chingoka as someone who was extensively renowned as an essential principal in the sport Zimbabwe and an esteemed ICC board member.
“The death of Mr. Chingoka is sad news for the cricket world. He was widely acknowledged as an important leader in cricket in Zimbabwe and was a respected member of the ICC Board. It was with great sadness that we learnt of his death. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends,’’ Sawhney said.
Peter’s death follows that of his brother Paul who passed away in July last year.