Zimbabwe domestic news December 5, 2006

Coventry in club fall-out

Cricinfo staff

Zimbabwe domestic cricket continues to be troubled by indiscipline among its players after Charles Coventry walked out during a National League match between Bulawayo Athletic Club and Alexandra Sports Club at Queens Sports Club.

Coventry, 23, had a disagreement with Zimbabwe medium-pacer Tawanda Mupariwa, who is acting as a coach with BAC while he recovers from a knee injury. Mupariwa criticised Coventry for leaving the dressing room after he was dismissed for 13.

After the confrontation Coventry said he would not be returning to the match the following day and when he didn't turn up on the Sunday morning BAC were forced to field their coach Chris Phiri.

It is unclear whether Coventry will play again for BAC in the National League. The player left the Zimbabwean team after a disagreement during the tour of West Indies in April this year, headed to play club cricket in England and vowed not to play for Zimbabwe as long as Kevin Curran and Andy Pycroft are involved in the game.

Coventry has played two Tests and 11 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe with an ODI top score of 74.