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Clear dues or won’t play vs Australia, Pakistan: Zimbabwe cricketers to Board

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Zimbabwe cricket players have threatened to put the upcoming series against Australia and Pakistan in jeopardy if the board doesn’t take a stand and clarify if and when would they clear the dues of the players, who have now not been paid for months.

Zimbabwe Cricket are one of the poorest among ICC Test playing nations and issues regarding financial constraints have been a problem for a very long time. However, this is the first instance of the players coming together as a union and going against the board over their pending salaries, bonuses and so on.

Gerald Mlotshwa, the lawyer who has been helping the players with their movement, has written to both Zimbabwe Cricket and the International Cricket Council seeking a clarification from the national board association to declare by May 16 on when the dues would be cleared. A few cricketers haven’t been paid since the Sri Lanka tour of 2017 and has more than $60,000 pending with the board.