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Ewing and Ebrahim head to New Zealand

Two of the players who have turned their backs on Zimbabwe's national side have agreed club contracts in New Zealand, in effect signaling their intention not to return to international cricket.

Gavin Ewing has signed up for Inglewood Cricket Club in the Taranaki District Cricket League in New Zealand. He leaves Zimbabwe on Wednesday to join his new club. He recently returned from England where he led Paignton to a third-place finish in the Devon Premier League.

Ewing will be joined in New Zealand by Dion Ebrahim, who finished as the leading run scorer for Stony Stratford Town Cricket Club in Northamptonshire.

Ewing, 26, retired from international cricket last year citing neglect by Zimbabwe Cricket after he suffered a stress fracture and headed off to England while Ebrahim went to England after Zimbabwe Cricket did not offer him a contract.

Ewing and Ebrahim are just some of the players still owed money from the New Zealand, India and Kenya series in 2005. The players are still holding onto cars that were issued to them when they were still contracted to ZC and have vowed not to return them until they get their money.