Business as usual as Cricket players end strike

Zimbabwe Cricket  (ZC) players have ended their protest over non-payment of match fees and will return to training today.

The decision to end the strike came after Zimbabwe Cricket chairman, Wilfred Mukondiwa gave the players an assurance that their dues will be paid.

The players have also received certainty over contracts, although the specifics are not yet known.

Last week, it was reported that the Harare-based players, who had camped ahead of matches against Pakistan A, refused to practice until they had been given certainty over their unpaid money and the status of contracts.

Scores of  players from  outside Harare were not in the camp as  their travel arrangements were not organized.

The players demanded a meeting with Mukondiwa, which took place on Friday two days after the ZC AGM.

Sources revealed that Mukondiwa informed them he was working on a payment plan for their match fees. Some players had not been paid for matches dating back to July last year. ZC was making payments in batches, with the final one due in July this year which went unpaid.

Zimbabwe are due to host Sri Lanka and West Indies after the A-team series, although the fixtures have yet to be announced.

Zimbabwe are also without a head coach, and are working with former interim coach Makhaya Ntini.

Heath Streak is believed to be the frontrunner to takeover.

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