Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) defied the Sports and Recreation Commission’s (SRC) directive not to go ahead with any electoral annual general meeting for a new board of directors.

In a statement dated Thursday 13 June 2019, the SRC Director General Prince Mupazviriho said the suspension comes after the violations of ZC’s own Constitution and, in particular Sections 32 to 36 have been alleged.

Mupazviriho said that the directive was issued in terms of Section 19 (a) and (b) of the SRC Act as read with Section 20 (c) following numerous controversy allegations relating to ZC and its financial and governance structures.

However, ZC went on to defy the SRC directive and held their elective AGM in the resort town of Victoria Falls yesterday which saw Tavengwa Mukuhlani re-elected as ZC board chairman for another term.

Mukuhlani was unanimously voted in for his second four-year term.

Sylvester Matshaka was retained as Mukuhlani’s deputy.

Among the five new faces on the 13-member board is former Zimbabwe international cricketer Edward Rainsford.

In line with the ZC Constitution, the 10 provincial cricket associations gathered as an electoral college and first elected seven members of the board from among themselves.

The seven provinces who made it onto the ZC board are: Tafadzwa Madoro of Harare Metropolitan, Godwin Dube of Bulawayo Metropolitan, Ronald Chibwe (Mashonaland West), Godfrey Nyadongo (Manicaland), Fiona Ndlovu (Matabeleland North), Arthur Maposa (Matabeleland South) and Bornface Machuwaire (Masvingo).

The provinces then elected onto the board six people chosen on the basis of their specialist skills: Mukuhlani, Matshaka, Rainsford, Lincoln Bhila, Maureen Kuchocha and Lloyd Mhishi.

Afterwards, the new board members met in accordance with the ZC Constitution and elected a chairman and deputy from among themselves.

Apart from Rainsford, the other new members of the board are Mhishi, Madoro, Dube and Nyadongo.