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As Zimbabwe itself descended into chaos under the increasingly draconian rule of Robert Mugabe, the cricket structure in the country disintegrated, leading to many top players, mostly white, leaving for greener pastures, and the increasing politicisation of the board under Peter Chingoka.
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Nov 11, 2014

Zimbabwe strike delays domestic season

News: Uncertainty surrounds the resumption of domestic cricket in Zimbabwe after a player strike over a contractual dispute prevented the start of the first-class competition on Tuesday

Firdose Moonda

Aug 19, 2013

Video 'I don't see an end to Zimbabwe's crisis'

News and Analysis: ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent Firdose Moonda chats with freelance journalist Liam Brickhill about the financial situation in Zimbabwean cricket and just where it's heading

Oct 5, 2010

Audio Can India save Test cricket?

Switch Hit: Why India's thrilling win in front of a bumper final-day crowd could turn the Twenty20 tide. Plus, England resolve their contract distraction

Jun 15, 2010

Audio To split or not to split?

Switch Hit: Haroon Lorgat on the 40-over one-dayers' trial, why KP doesn't need a county, and Windies cricket goes full circle

Feb 24, 2010

Chingoka confident of Test return in 18 months

News: Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka believes their chances of returning to Test cricket in 18 months are "very realistic"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 6, 2010

Little cricket, lots of corruption

Decade review: The game was an afterthought in a decade of near anarchy under the Mugabe regime: Zimbabwe lost Test status, most of its senior players, and the compassion of the cricketing world

Martin Williamson

Dec 28, 2009

Hope floats

Features: The return of former players to decision-making roles and the revamp of the domestic structure spell better days ahead for Zimbabwe

Martin Williamson

Oct 13, 2009

Zimbabwe will be Test-worthy in 2-3 years - Campbell

News: Former Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell expects Zimbabwe to return to the Test fold in two to three years

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 9, 2009

'I don't wield power over the fortunes of men'

Interviews: Zimbabwe Cricket's CEO talks about why, contrary to popular belief, he isn't the man who pulls the strings in the country's cricket administration

Interview by Martin Williamson

Feb 7, 2009

Cricket South Africa to restore links with Zimbabwe

News: Barely a year after cutting ties with Zimbabwe, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has pledged to resume bilateral relations with the fraught country and support efforts to build a proficient Test team

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 11, 2008

Harare court to probe Zimbabwe Cricket finances

News: A Harare court has ordered Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) to submit documents concerning its payroll, sponsorship deals and ICC grants, according to a report from the Associated Press

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sep 22, 2008

South Africa to reconsider restoring Zimbabwe links

News: Cricket South Africa is set to review its decision to suspend bilateral relations with Zimbabwe Cricket in the light of Norman Arendse's resignation as its president last week

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aug 7, 2008

Brown ousted as Zimbabwe coach

News: Although official confirmation had proved hard to come by, Cricinfo has learned that Robin Brown has been fired from his position as national coach by Zimbabwe Cricket

Steven Price in Harare

Jul 8, 2008

ECB name Sri Lanka as Zimbabwe replacement

News: Sri Lanka will tour England in April and May in 2009 after England's decision to suspend bilateral ties with Zimbabwe

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 6, 2008

ICC out of control

Ian Chappell: The game's governing body has surpassed itself with its moves over Zimbabwe and the Oval Test forfeiture

Ian Chappell

Jul 5, 2008

World Twenty20 pullout a one-off decision

News: Zimbabwe's decision to pull out of the ICC World Twenty20 in England next year is just a one-off decision, the ICC has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 4, 2008

No half-measures

Snap Poll: It's the thorniest issue of recent times: should Zimbabwe be allowed to continue as a Full Member of the ICC? We asked three notable voices

Jul 4, 2008

Zimbabwe pull out of World Twenty20

News: Zimbabwe have agreed to pull out of next year's Twenty20 World Cup in England, clearing the roadblocks for the competition to be staged there, but will retain their status as Full Member of the ICC and receive funding as usual

Ajay S Shankar in Dubai

Jul 4, 2008

Teflon kings survive another day

Martin Williamson: How the ICC has once again compromised over Zimbabwe

Martin Williamson

Jul 4, 2008

Playing the power game

Dileep Premachandran: For India, the Zimbabwe issue is less a moral one and more one of realpolitik

Dileep Premachandran

Jul 3, 2008

The politics of morality

Mukul Kesavan: The West's hypocrisy over Zimbabwe may feel obnoxious, but the BCCI has to decide whether it wishes to be the patron-in-chief of a dysfunctional and compromised cricket body

Mukul Kesavan

Jul 3, 2008

Zimbabwe issue spills over to third day

News: The ICC executive board's discussion on Zimbabwe was finally "put on hold overnight to enable offline discussions" and will resume at 9 am on Friday.

Ajay S Shankar in Dubai

Jul 2, 2008

Consensus on Zimbabwe remains elusive

News: A compromise has been identified - that Zimbabwe stay out of the World Twenty20 to be held in England next year but retain its Full Member status - but has not yet found acceptance

Ajay S Shankar in Dubai
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