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Zimbabwe pace bowler Blessing Muzarabani has bid adieu to his international career with Zimbabwe in order to play cricket in England.
The 21-year-old made his international debut in December last year and has featured in one Test, 18 ODIs and six Twenty20 Internationals.
While Muzarabani hasn’t specified why he has decided to no longer play for Zimbabwe, his decision comes at a time where Zimbabwe Cricket finds itself in financial turmoil.
Muzarabani played in the recent five-match ODI series against Pakistan and took two wickets in four games at an average of 102.
“I wish my former team-mates and Zimbabwe Cricket all the very best for the future. I have been honoured to represent my country but feel this is an appropriate time for me to pursue other challenges both personally and professionally,” Muzarabani said in a statement as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
While Muzarabani has made himself unavailable for the upcoming tours of South Africa and Bangladesh, it remains to be seen what Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza will do as they refused to play in the recent T20 tri-series against Australia and Pakistan and the ODI series against Pakistan since they had yet to be paid their salaries.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) made a special payment to Zimbabwe Cricket in order for the board to pay its players. Once this is done, Taylor confirmed that he will make himself available for selection.