Nkala quits ZC

HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket has been dealt another blow with news that Qhubekani Nkala, its cricket operations manager, has resigned with immediate effect citing what he called “lack of direction”.

g=EN-GB>Nkala oversaw the running of domestic cricket and international tours, and was one of the few people with a hands-on cricketing background left inside ZC. His resignation comes just after the completion of Kenya’s tour of Zimbabwe and the last-minute suspension of the Logan Cup, the country’s long-standing first-class tournament.

He explained that conditions were no longer right for him to be able to execute his duties. “I’ve got to deliver to local and international stakeholders,” Nkala said. “But as things are, I was not able to perform. It was unethical for me to stay.”

Sources hinted that Nkala was growingly sidelined in ZC matters as he was perceived to be close to the Zimbabwe cricket stakeholders who are opposed to the way the game is being run.

“Definitely at the end of the day I could say I wasn’t happy with the direction ZC was taking,” he admitted. “The current ZC is different from the one I joined. It’s a different entity. I joined ZC excited, hopeful and committed to Zimbabwe Cricket. We have been on a steady decline. That’s what facts tell me. You can’t run away from facts.”

And the future? “The only thing which will save Zimbabwe cricket is if we have some introspection, some honesty and some integrity.” – Sports Correspondent

Post published in: Zimbabwe Sports News

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