Zimbabwe players end strike after board obtains enough money to pay their wages

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“We can say the strike is now a thing of the past”

Zimbabwe cricketers have agreed to end their two-month long strike after Zimbabwe Cricket obtained enough money to pay their wages.

Elias Zvimba, the newly appointed secretary-general of Zimbabwe’s player association, confirmed that the players had ended their strike, and told the Daily News: “We can say the strike is now a thing of the past. As soon as all the players get their money in their accounts, ZC now have right to call those players for camp, and all the leagues as well should start as soon as possible because everyone will have been capacitated to come for work. There’s no need to keep worrying about the strike.”

Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor added that the national team has begun training again in preparation for the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month.

“Players are training hard and on Monday we should be back as a squad again,” he said. “We hope payments will clear tomorrow.”

However, Zvimba also warned that if players fail to receive their wages in the future, then it could lead to more strikes.

“What we are looking at now is the way forward, whether we are going to get something in March or we are going to face the same situation again,” Zvimba said. “We’ll try to engage them (ZC) and find out what contingent plans are in place.”

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