Zimbabwe rebels players-ac meet: Talks positive

Published: Friday, February 11, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Harare:In a development that bodes well for the future of Zimbabwe cricket, rebel players, led by former captain Heath Streak, and the adhoc committee met here on Thursday in a serious bid to bring about normalcy in Zimbabwean cricket.

An independent adhoc committee led by Addington Chinake, which was constituted by the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) to create an amicable atmosphere between the ZCU and the former players, has been meeting both parties over the past three weeks and talks are reported to be heading in the right direction.

It is learnt that although there are still some issues to be clarified, better sense seems to have prevailed among the rebel players as they have agreed in principle to make a return to international action.

Besides Streak, the former players of the rebel brigade includes Grant Flower, Andy Blignaut, Sean Ervine, Stuart Carlisle, Trevor Gripper, Raymond Price and Craig Wishart.

It's worth mentioning that left-handed Barney Rogers, who was originally part of the rebel group, has since returned to the national side and was named the man of the series in the recently-concluded Bangladesh series.

Apparently, the Zimbabwean cricket authorities want to expedite the rebel player's return to the national side so that they can be available for the upcoming home series against New Zealand and India.

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