Zim Cricket trashes Harare Sports Club $112K debt claims

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A section of Zimbabwe cricket players and staff batting in the corner of the suspended Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board have labelled the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) “power grabbers” daring Zimbabwe’s supreme sport governing body to do their worst as they will never submit to an “illegitimate” interim administration

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to have a $112 119 claim against it dismissed with costs on the basis that the applicant did not follow due process.

This comes as Harare Sports Club approached the court seeking compensation over unpaid $112 119 rental arrears.

ZC, however, argues that on an unknown date in October last year, Harare Sports Club approached the court demanding payment of the rental arrears but when the cricket body defended the matter Harare Sports Club failed to take the matter further.

ZC further argues that the matter could have been finalised several months ago had Harare Sports Club followed due process.

The cricket governing body said it served Harare Sports Club with the notice of opposition and opposing affidavit.

It adds that Harare Sports Club was supposed to have taken the matter further by filing an answering affidavit and heads of argument within 30 days of receipt of the opposing papers but failed to so.

“This is an application which seeks the dismissal of the respondent’s (Harare Sports Club) application filed under cover of case number HC 9909/18 for want of prosecution and cost of suit,” ZC said in its declaration.

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