Zimbabwe Cricket defies govt

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) held its elective annual general meeting (AGM) in Victoria Falls on Friday in direct defiance of the country’s supreme sport governing body which had suspended the elections over allegations of theft, corruption and complaints regarding nomination process in Mashonaland and Harare provinces.
Tavengwa Mukuhlani was re-elected as ZC board chairman for another term.
He was unanimously voted in for his second four-year term during ZC’s elective AGM held in Victoria Falls on Friday.
Sylvester Matshaka has been retained as Mukuhlani’s deputy. The Gerald Mlotshwa led SRC board had said elections cannot held before ZC financial affairs are known lest those that may have been involved in the financial impropriety find their way into the new board.
ZC insisted elections had been held in accordance with ZC constitution. 
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,” ZC said in a statement.  “The seven provinces who made it onto the ZC board are: Tafadzwa Madoro (Harare Metropolitan), Godwin Dube (Bulawayo Metropolitan), Ronald Chibwe (Mashonaland West), Godfrey Nyadongo (Manicaland), Fiona Ndlovu (Matabeleland North), Arthur Maposa (Matabeleland South) and Bornface Machuwaire (Masvingo),”ZC said. 
“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.” ZC added: “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 board members
are Mhishi, Madoro, Dube and Nyadongo.