World cricketers'union visits Zim

HARARE - The Federation of International Cricketers Association (Fica) this week dispatched two representatives on a fact-finding mission to Zimbabwe following a widely-publicised payment dispute between local players and the board.

Fica board member Tony Irish, who is also the South Africa Cricketers Association (Saca) chief executive, arrived in the country on Wednesday evening accompanied by Saca head of legal affairs, Andrew Breetzke.

Zimbabwe Professional Cricketers Association (ZPCA) secretary-general Eliah Zvimba, who recently successfully represented players in their bid to force ZC pay outstanding wages and bonuses owed to them, said he was humbled by the delegation’s visit.

“We only started operations in January and a month down the line we are getting a positive recognition from the world, this confirms that we are doing things the correct way,” Zvimba told the Daily News yesterday.

“The visitors have been recommended to us by Fica and they will be here to assess the players situation in the country, get the first hand information on how we are operating, as well as to assess whether we are meeting the requirements to run such an office and where we are falling short in line with the global trends of operation.”

The Fica representatives interacted with players at Harare Sports Club yesterday morning before meeting other stakeholders in the game. They flew back to South Africa later in the day.

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