The supreme sport governing body in the country, the Sport and Recreation Commission (SRC) has urged the nine Zimbabwean cricketers who went to play in the Afghanistan premier league to return home saying their security is of paramount importance.

Following reports of an explosion and reports of unrest on Wednesday this week in Afghanistan during a premier league cricket match, the SRC has expressed concern at the safety of Zimbabwean cricket players.

SRC board chairman Edward Siwela addressed a press conference in the capital to set the record straight saying it was an error of judgement that 9 players decided to go ahead and play in Afghanistan as individuals without clearance from the SRC.

Siwela said sports people should exercise restraint when going out to look for employment.

On the Zimbabwe Rugby Union (ZRU) interim committee recently appointed by the Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhosini Hlongwane following the suspension of the Nyararai Sibanda led board for gross incompetence and maladministation, Siwela confirmed that two members of the committee Bongani Zamchiya and Sithembilenkosi Sibanda had indeed declined their appointment adding that they would be replaced, although three others chairman Russell Karimazondo, Judith Chiyangwa and Tungamirai Brighton Mashumba still constitute a quorum, would continue working with the chief executive officer Blessing Chiare and general manager Sifiso Made.

The suspended ZRU board led by Sibanda has since taken their case to the administrative court while the appointment of the interim committee on a 6 month term was done according to section 30 of the SRC Act.