Following the new lockdown restrictions announced by the Government in the wake of the spike in COVID-19 cases across the country, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has with immediate effect temporarily put all cricket activities on hold.
This is a very challenging situation, but ZC’s aim is to reschedule all the affected events and fixtures – including the elite men’s domestic T20 competition which was scheduled to begin this Monday – for them to be played as soon as it is deemed safe to do so.
In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate.
Meanwhile, ZC has expressed its sadness to learn of the death of David Ellman-Brown after the honorary ZC life president passed away at the age of 82 on New Year’s Eve.
Ellman-Brown, who was the ZC president when Zimbabwe attained Test status in 1992, had a long career as a cricket administrator dating back to the 1960s, serving in various capacities including as board member, provincial treasurer and national team manager along the way.
He would later assume the role of ZC chief executive before he went into retirement.
“The death of Mr Ellman-Brown is sad news for all of us in cricket, as he was widely acknowledged and respected for his contributions to the growth of the game in Zimbabwe,” ZC Chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said.
“On behalf of ZC, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”