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Zimbabwe Seeks ICC's Help to Clear Dues of Players and Staff

Cricketnext Staff |July 25, 2018, 8:28 AM IST
Zimbabwe Seeks ICC's Help to Clear Dues of Players and Staff

New Delhi: The financial mess in Zimbabwe has finally forced the country’s cricket board to sought help from the International Cricket Council in clearing the dues of the players and staff, Zimbabwe Cricket announced on Tuesday. Having failed to clear the dues as per plan, the ZC said that it has asked for help from the international body to "fast-track exceptional payment specifically for staff and players".

"When the commitment to pay the salaries and match fees was made, ZC was not aware of the stringent measures that the ICC would introduce as part of the controlled spending which has slowed down the release of expected funds," the board said in a release.

The ongoing crisis also saw the board name a second-string side for the T20I series against Australia and Pakistan and the just concluded ODI series against Pakistan as the likes of Brendan Taylor, Sikandar Raza, Graeme Cremer, Sean Williams and Craig Ervine refused to be available for selection as their salaries and match fees remained unpaid.

The details of the now-agreed upon deal between the ICC and the ZC is expected to be known in the next 48 hours, the release said. "While we are encouraged by this development, we understand the full impact that this late payment has on staff and players and their ability to pay their accounts, landlords and the like."

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

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Rank Team Points Rating
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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