Sikandar Raza Not Offered New Contract by Zimbabwe Cricket

Zimbabwean batsman Sikandar Raza has not been provided a brand new contract by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), who declare that he breached the phrases of his earlier contract.In a press release that was issued on Saturday, ZC mentioned that Raza performed membership cricket in England with out acquiring a no objection certificates. Upon making use of for one, the request was rejected by ZC, and Raza then terminated his contract to play in Canada’s World T20 match.

The assertion learn, “When contemplating whom to supply a contract, the Contracts Committee doesn’t solely have a look at a person participant’s statistics, health and performances, but additionally one’s perspective, self-discipline and dedication not solely to ZC however extra importantly to Zimbabwe.

“Sadly, Raza didn’t tick all of the packing containers and so the Contracts Committee determined he was not deserving of a contract this time spherical. The obtainable contracts had been awarded to different gamers who’ve constantly proven their professionalism and need to symbolize their nation.”

Nevertheless, ZC didn’t fully rule out a return for Raza into the nationwide fold. “Gamers with out central contracts – and Raza is now one in every of them – are at all times thought-about for nationwide responsibility on the discretion of the Nationwide Choice Panel that additionally appears at a number of elements earlier than choosing a participant,” the assertion learn.

Raza posted the information of him dropping his contract on his Twitter account final Friday, and ZC took objection to him posting on social media as an alternative of participating the board over the considerations he had.

On its half, ZC have beforehand defaulted on paying gamers their salaries on time, having not paid the gamers 4 months-worth of wages, the length of which included the crew’s tour to Sri Lanka in July-August final yr.

The ICC then received concerned, and has since positioned ZC on a monetary plan through which they’re on a drip-feed of funds, with their debt restructured.

Raza was one in every of 5 gamers who didn’t take part within the T20 triangular collection which included Australia and Pakistan in July, and the following ODIs towards Pakistan. 4 others – Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams – refused to play because of the non-payment of salaries.

ZC is barely hiring a small variety of employees staff to work on the home season, prone to begin in November. The nation is not going to be internet hosting any worldwide cricket till the second half of 2019, however have a white ball tour to South Africa to look ahead to on the finish of September. The crew may even be enjoying a collection in Bangladesh in October.

First Revealed: September 9, 2018, 8:22 PM IST


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