International Cricket council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer David Richardson who was in the country to discuss with the debt-riddled Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), the way forward following an ICC bailout says they have agreed on a two year strategic plan to be presented to the ICC board at its October meeting.
Richardson said the ICC and ZC held a successful workshop on Friday (yesterday) and agreed on a strategic business, financial and cricket plan for ZC moving forward.
Addressing a joint media conference in the capital today, Richardson and ZC board chairman Tawengwa Mukuhlani said the ICC and ZC worked together to come up with a plan that includes the well-publicised controlled funding mechanism of the ICC that are designed to ensure ZC returns to a healthy financial state while reviving and bolstering its cricket.
As was previously reported, the ICC has a controlled funding process in place as per ICC board requirements to assist ZC in its restructuring project.
The plan will be an all-encompassing one not only looking at cricket throughout the country, but more importantly one that also embraces all cricket lovers.
The details of the plan will be released following the ICC’s October meeting, but the implementation of the required austerity measures has already started.
The ICC CEO and chief financial officer Ankur Khanna as well as Titans Cricket CEO Jacques Faul were in the country for a meeting with ZC.