ZC face suit overdissolved provinces

DISGRUNTELD Zimbabwe cricket stakeholders have moved to take legal action against Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) over the disbandment of established provincial associations by the union.

IndependentSport has established that the stakeholders have engaged an international lawyer who is

“also a cricket personality of repute with experience in legal matters” to sue ZC. The name of the lawyer could not be established but sources say he has already started working on the matter.

A fortnight ago, the ZC interim board dissolved the Mashonaland Cricket Association, Mashonaland Country Districts Cricket Association, Matabeleland Cricket Association and the Matabeleland Country Districts Cricket Association and created new and smaller provincial structures in a move the stakeholders say was illegal, unconstitutional and part of a process to eliminate critics of the union in the cricket set-up.

The disbandment of the old provinces and setting up of new ones was a directive from the government-controlled Sports and Recreation Commission to structure the game in accordance with the country’s geographical and political provinces. — Staff Writer.

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