Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board chief Tauengwa Mukuhlani (pictured), who is in Sri Lanka to witness the Bangladesh’s 100th Test hopes the current crisis in the ICC, following chairman Shashank Manohar’s sudden resignation, is resolved amicably.
Mukuhlani said, “we hope all issues and current crisis at the ICC are resolved”.
Explaining the reason for nor neither opposing nor supporting the Indian cricket board and abstaining from voting process at the last ICC meeting, he says, “we had hardly any time to study the documents and without the consultation of our board members, I had no choice but to be away”.
The ICC is believed to have asked each Board Member to provide the feed back and the ZC board is certain to raise its concern in the reply, it is learnt here.
For obvious reasons, Mukuhlani would not divulge the details of his reply, which his board would be sending to the ICC soon.
However, he made it clear that they are in no mood to fight with any ICC member. “Ours is a small country and we can not fight with BCCI or with any national board for that matter. We have / had no issues with the ICC / BCCI or even Shashank Manohar. We want all board members to sit together and unite”.
If the new structure, as suggested by the outgoing chairman Shashank Manohar, is passed, the BCCI and the ZC would be most affected.
The Asian block is becoming stronger and would not allow the game of cricket slips in the hands of England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
The ICC will appoint the most senior member as an interim chairman till the elections are held in June, it is learnt here.
In 2007, Ray Mali, the Cricket South Africa president, had been appointed acting president of the ICC following the death of Percy Sonn.
Zimbabwe team will be touring Sri Lanka in June / July. “We have proposed to play one Test match and five ODIs’ here”, he said. The venues and dates are being fianlised”, the ZC chief said.
There has also been a proposal to cancel the warm up match between India and SLC board Presidents XI.
India will be touring Sri Lanka in July and August and keeping in mind the tight schedules of both teams, we may not host the warm up game”, a source close to SLC, said exclusively.