Zimbabwe regains ICC membership

Sports Desk
15 October 2019, Tue
Published: 08:57

Zimbabwe regains ICC membership

Zimbabwe has been reinstated as a member of the ICC. The sanction on Zimbabwe was lifted at the ICC's October board meeting on Monday, between the governing body's chairman Shashank Manohar, chief executive Manu Sawhney, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani, Zimbabwe Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry and Gerald Mlotshwa, the Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC).

With the lifting of sanctions, the African country is no longer excluded from participating in the U5 World Cup next January and later in the ICC Super League. Zimbabwe and Nepal have regained their membership conditionally.

Shashank Manohar, chairman of the ICC, attended the board meeting on Monday, Zimbabwe Cricket Board Chairman Tavengua Mukulani, the country's sports minister, Christie Coventry, and Cortish Emwentry's chairman, 1965. On the Cricket Board Membership Zimbabwe was suspended last July for alleged government interference in its administration and administration. Due to the suspension, all ICC donations in Zimbabwean cricket were stopped.

In a statement after the meeting, ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said: "The country's sports minister thanks him for his commitment to revive Zimbabwean cricket." His willingness to work for Zimbabwean cricket was obvious. He fulfilled the conditions set by the ICC Board. "

The ICC Chair stated that the Zimbabwean board would receive a scholarship in a controlled manner. Their ban was even longer. The ICC released her on 25 May after failing to ensure that the government did not interfere with the management. Following the election of the Cricket Association of Nepal earlier this month, Nepal opened the door to return to ICC membership.

However, there are still some conditions that Nepal has to meet. Nepal will receive controlled grants, as well as Zimbabwe.