Some 17 registered national sport associations are not compliant, while 29 others are partially compliant and 26 others have not submitted their 2016 audited accounts in line with the Sport and Recreation Commission Act.

This came out during a meeting between the SRC, chairmen and presidents of national associations held at the SRC offices on Saturday morning.

The routine meeting is a critical forum where the supreme sport governing body assists chairmen and presidents of national sport associations to be effective and help strengthen their leadership and governance issues.

In an interview with the ZBC News after the meeting, SRC Board Chairman Edward Siwela, said among the issues discussed and of concern to the SRC were compliance by national sport associations with their own constitutions and the SRC Act as well as performance of various disciplines.

Associations were given until the end of November this year by the SRC to be fully compliant or face disciplinary action.

Siwela said the SRC had been invited by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to come and discuss 2018 budgets, which also called for national sport associations’ input in the form of statutory returns that include annual reports, 2018 budgets, submission of membership and audited accounts, among others.