Thatscricket - News - Cricket: Zim chief executive Ellman-Brown resigns
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2001, 23:53 [IST]
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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Harare: The chief executive of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU), David Ellman-Brown, has resigned and will leave six months before his contract expires at the end of July, the Union's president said on Wednesday. ZCU president Peter Chingoka said in a statement that Ellman-Brown cited family reasons for quitting early.But Ellman-Brown is known to have had reservations about the establishment of an "Integration Task Force" designed to bring more non-whites into cricket here, both on the field and in administration, as rapidly as possible. He was himself due to be replaced by a non-white, according to ZCU sources. Ellman-Brown's resignation came hours after a lengthy statement issued by two Zimbabwe judges giving reasons why they banned opening batsman Alastair Campbell from two Test matches and three One-day internationals and then suspended the bans for 12 months.Ellman-Brown and Chingoka were largely instrumental in obtaining Test cricket status against objections from England and Australia in 1991, when Ellman-Brown was president of the ZCU.He was made an honorary life member of the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) in 1993 for services to Zimbabwe cricket.
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