Mukuhlani new ZC chairman

HARARE - It's back to the trenches for Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) after former Mashonaland Cricket Association(MCA) chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani was elected as the new board chairman during yesterday’s Annual General Meeting.

Mukuhlani was a key figure during local cricket’s demise when he held various positions in ZC and MCA between 2004 and 2009.

A key ally of former ZC general manager Ozias Bvute, Mukuhlani now replaces Wilson Manase, who was interim chairman since Peter Chingoka’s resignation in July 2014.

In a statement ZC said: “Tawengwa Mukuhlani is the new chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC). No stranger to the ZC board, Mukuhlani previously served as a member for eight years — several of them as vice chairman. He was elected at the organisation’s annual general meeting in Harare today (yesterday). Mukuhlani will be deputised by Sylvester Matshaka.”

The new ZC board is now made up of seven provincial chairpersons: William Chaitezvi, Wonder Chisango, Enock Ikope, Boniface Machuwaire, Arthur Maposa, Vumindaba Moyo and Fiona Ndhlovu.

While Lincoln Bhila, Elisha Kandi, Maureen Kuchocha, Mainos Mudukuti, Matshaka and Mukuhlani were co-opted on special skills.

The entire board then elected Mukuhlani and Matshaka as the board chairman and vice chairman respectively.  

Mukuhlani’s legacy in local cricket will always be tainted for the role he played during those dark days.

In December 2005, former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu surrendered his captaincy and left to play club cricket in Bangladesh in protest over maladministration by Chingoka and Bvute.

“It would not take long if the right people are put in place, because some players who left are willing to come back if Bvute and Chingoka leave. I would be glad to come back and play,” Taibu said then.

“Because they are trying to bring in people like Temba Mliswa and Tavengwa Mukuhlani onto the board, and we all understand that they are wrong for Zimbabwe Cricket. They are also other aspects that people will get to understand when they are exposed.”

Comments (1)

Congratulations Mrewa

Mokandayi - 22 August 2015

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