Zimbabwe Cricket annoyed over Taibu`s comments

Harare: Former Zimbabwe captain and current chairman of selectors Alistair Campbell has expressed his regret at the anti-establishment comments made by senior batsman Tatenda Taibu in an interview to a website yesterday.

Taibu in an interview had commented, "Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has just painted a house that`s about to fall."

Taibu also alleged that there has been a delay in paying salaries to cricketers since August last year.

"For example, the guys haven`t been paid their match fees from August last year up to now. At the moment, I am sitting here without a contract, no one has got a contract; those are all things that the administration is struggling to deal with," he was quoted as saying.

ZC has released a statement jointly issued by Campbell and MD Ozias Bvute that rubbishes the allegations.

"Neither Tatenda nor any of the other national players have ever not been paid their monthly salary. Match fees, paid over and above salaries, have been deferred from time to time while cash-flow improves with our return to international cricket.”

"Tatenda is in an extremely privileged position and his monthly salary places him in the top one percent of the population. There are many thousands of people less well off than Tatenda who could be seriously harmed by his comments," the release stated. However ZC has decided not to take any action against him for his comments as they are about to play a Test match against Bangladesh.


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