Breaking News: ICC readmitted Zimbabwe as member
International Cricket Council (ICC) has readmitted Zimbabwe and Nepal as Members following the meeting between ICC chairman Shashank Manohar, chief executive Manu Sawhney, Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani, the Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Commission Gerald Mlotshwaand and Kirsty Coventry, who is Zimbabwe Sports Minister.
Zimbabwe were suspended back in July this year following government interference in the running of Cricket.
Shashank Manohar, who is ICC Chairman said: “I would like to thank the Zimbabwe Sports Minister for her commitment to the reinstatement of Zimbabwe Cricket. Her desire to work in support of Zimbabwe Cricket was clear and she has unconditionally complied with the conditions set down by the ICC Board. Funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will continue to be on a controlled basis as part of a collective effort behind getting the game in Zimbabwe back on an even keel.”
Zimbabwe are eligible to take part in the ICC Men’s U19 Cricket World Cup in January next year and also in the ICC Super League later in 2020.
Nepal have also been readmitted as ICC member. Nepal were suspended way back in 2016 for breach of ICC regulations that prohibit government interference and also require free and fair elections. Those elections of a 17-member Central Working Committee for the Cricket Association of Nepal were completed earlier this month.
“Given the progress made in Nepal, a transition plan will now be developed for the Cricket Association of Nepal to support full compliance with Associate Membership criteria, which will also involve controlled funding.” Manohar added: