ICC reinstate Zimbabwe and Nepal as members

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Following suspensions from the ICC a little while ago, proud cricketing nations Zimbabwe and Nepal have been reinstated as members of International Cricket Council (ICC), on Monday.

Zimbabwe are now allowed to take part in the U-19 World cup in January 2020 and the ICC Super League later in 2020. The meeting was attended by Shashank Manohar and other delegates from the Zimbabwe Cricket as Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani, Zimbabwe Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry and Gerald Mlotshwa, the Chairman of the Sports and Recreation Commission attended the meeting on Monday.

 

ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar noted: “I would like to thank the Zimbabwe Sports Minister for her commitment to the reinstatement of Zimbabwe Cricket. Her desire to work in support of Zimbabwe Cricket was clear and she has unconditionally complied with the conditions set down by the ICC Board. Funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will continue to be on a controlled basis as part of a collective effort behind getting the game in Zimbabwe back on an even keel.

“We are elated to get our membership restored and this marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter for our cricket, with Zimbabwe CRI focus now fully back on ensuring our game is thriving, sustainable and financially stable,” Mukuhlani, the Zimbabwe Chairman, said.

The African nation was suspended on 22nd of July this year due to violation of provisions of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution “which imposes an obligation on Members to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its governance and / or administration for cricket respectively”.

Meanwhile Nepal was also brought back on a conditional basis as it was concluded that there would be an independent body which would supervise the election of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), which ensured Cricket Nepal was reinstated as a member.