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Peter Chingoka has resigned as chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket following the board’s financial woes and recent player strike over non-payment of wages.
Chingoka has been chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket since 1992, but has faced numerous controversies over the years. In 2005, a few cricketers went on strike and refused to play until he stepped down.
However, despite his controversies, Chingoka was re-elected as chairman in April 2011.
Chingoka resigned during a board meeting in which Zimbabwe Cricket were looking to split the coaching and captaincy.
As of right now, vice-chairman Wilson Manase will assume of role of interim chairman.
Chingoka’s resignation also comes at a time where rumours have emerged that he and some of Zimbabwe Cricket’s other top officials used a $6 million loan from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to help enrich a bank in which they are all members of the board.