Warrant for arrest of cricketer is dropped

A Harare court has rescinded a warrant for the arrest of test cricketer Tatenda Taibu, issued last Friday when the former Zimbabwe captain failed to appear at his trial for assault charges.

Taibu is alleged to have assaulted Zimbabwe Cricket general finance
manager Esther Lupepe last October, following a quarrel over
outstanding payments he said were owed to him.

The Harare court public prosecutor on Wednesday accepted an explanation
that Taibu's failure to appear in court was due to a communication
breakdown with his lawyer Jonathan Samkange. The hearing will reconvene

During Zimbabwe's recent tour of Kenya, Taibu informed Samkange that he
would be taking up a club contract offer in Bangladesh soon after the
series, which would make him unavailable for the scheduled February 6
court appearance.

The Bangladesh club deal broke down, meaning Taibu had to return home
with the rest of the Zimbabwe team last Thursday. Assuming a court
postponement had already been organised, he did not inform his lawyer
about his presence in the country.

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