Sports minister Andrew Langa has implored Zimbabwe Cricket to cut expenditure until their financial situation improves.
Last week Langa met with ZC bosses who made their presentation on problems affecting the game and the direction the body is taking.
While the minister was impressed with the way the game is being run in the country there are areas he felt the association needed to improve on.
Langa said he set up a meeting with the cricket bosses as he was concerned with the players’ strike over unpaid salaries which ended this week.“I met with the board chairman Peter Chingoka because I am concerned about what has been happening,” said Langa. “We discussed issues to do with player welfare and they promised that they would sort it out. I am happy to note that there has been some positive steps since then.”
ZC chairman Peter Chingoka confirmed they had a fruitful meeting with the minister when he appeared before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee of Sports yesterday.
While Chingoka did not go into detail about that meeting Independentsport has it on good authority Langa commended the administrators’ efforts to keep the game afloat despite financial problems.
Langa expressed concern that the game is still too elitist and encouraged ZC to take the game to the masses. ZC presented their business model but the minister also urged them to improve on handling of sponsorship.
Langa promised to help ZC as has been the case with Zifa.