Zimbabwe Cricket AGM September 9, 2005

Chingoka to remain at the helm

Cricinfo staff

Peter Chingoka: likely to be re-elected unopposed © Getty Images
Zimbabwe Cricket holds its annual general meeting in Bulawayo on Monday, and Peter Chingoka, the chairman, is virtually unopposed and is expected to stay at the helm of the battle-weary cricket body.

Chingoka has run the board since before Zimbabwe attained Test status in 1992. But Chingoka, a well-respected veteran administrator, has been increasingly dragged into controversies such as last year's strike by rebel players, a contentious rebranding exercise that reportedly cost several million Zimbabwean dollars. Despite that, Chingoka is still seen as holding together the sometimes divided Zimbabwe cricket family.

There will, however, be replacements for ex-director Clive Barnes, the former Prince Edward School headmaster who is now heading an international school in Mauritius, and Ozias Bvute, who resigned from the board to take up the ZC managing director job. Other board members are expected to resign on a constitutional requirement.