Tavengwa Mukuhlani’s re-election puts Zimbabwe Cricket in conflict with government body

Tavengwa Mukuhlani has been re-elected as chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) for another term. But his election has put ZC in direct conflict with the Sports and Recreation Commission, a government parastatal that ostensibly oversees all sporting bodies in the country, which issued a directive that ZC’s Elective Annual General Meeting – at which Mukuhlani’s tenure was extended – be suspended.

In a letter sent to ZC’s acting managing director Givemore Makoni – and seen by ESPNcricinfo – SRC director general Prince Mupazviriho ordered the suspension of ZC’s electoral process “until further notice”. But ZC went ahead with its elective AGM – a move that would meet with the backing of the ICC, whose constitution specifically prohibits such government interference in board affairs.

The SRC’s letter gave several reasons for the suspension, alleging complaints about…

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