Sikandar Raza has not been offered a new central contract by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), who alleges that the batter violated the terms of his previous agreement with the board.
In a statement issued on Saturday, ZC revealed that Raza had played cricket club in England without a no objection certificate (NOC), then requested one – which was denied – and then rescinded his contract to play in the Global T20 tournament from Canada.
"When considering who to offer a contract, Contracts The committee not only looks at the statistics, physical condition and performance of a particular player, but also the attitude, discipline and commitment of each player, not just ZC , but more important, with Zimbabwe, "said ZC. "Unfortunately, Raza did not check all the boxes and the Contracts Committee decided that it did not deserve a contract on this occasion.The available contracts were awarded to other players who have consistently demonstrated their professionalism and their desire to represent their country." 19659002] However, ZC left the door open for Raza to return to the national team. "Players without central contracts, and Raza is now one of them, are always considered for national tasks at the discretion of the National Selection Panel that also analyzes several factors before choosing a player."
Raza, who posted the news about losing his contract on his Twitter account on Friday, said he had the impression that "he would not be considered for the national team" for tours of South Africa and Bangladesh and that the reasons for the renovation were "unknown" to him. Raza wrote that he remains, "available and committed."
His tweet was shared by commentators Alan Wilkins and Mpumelelo Mbangwa, a former Zimbabwean player, who told ZC and Raza to "talk to each other, not one or the other" ZC claims that Raza did not talk to the together about their concerns and chose to publish on social networks.
Raza was one of the five main players who did not participate in the triangular T20 series that involved Australia and Pakistan in July, and the ODI against Pakistan. The other four, Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine and Sean Williams, could not play for Zimbabwe due to non-payment of salaries.
ZC owed his players four months of salary and per game fees for his tour. to Sri Lanka in July-August of last year, and the players opted not to work until they were paid. Since then, ZC has been included in a financial plan provided by the ICC, in which they are receiving funds and restructuring their debt. In doing so, ZC did not renew most of its personnel contracts at the end of August. A small amount of personnel will be hired to work in the new domestic season, which will probably begin in November. In addition, player contracts are being issued, although the central list of contracts has not yet been published.
Zimbabwe does not receive any international cricket until the second half of next year, but has allocations that include a white ball tour of South Africa at the end of this month and a series in Bangladesh in October. They will be without Cremer for both series while recovering from knee surgery.