Peter Chingoka, who was the Chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) had stepped down from his post after 22 years at the helm. He was the first black person to assume the role, having taken over from Dave Ellman-Brown in 1992, just before Zimbabwe got Test status. The 60-year-old Chingoka tendered his resignation at the association’s extraordinary general board meeting on Thursday.
During his reign, Zimbabwe cricket moved from relative stability to a series of difficulties, with player strikes over non-payment of dues. ZC managing director Wlfred Mukondiwa confirmed Chingoka’s resignation to The Associated Press on Thursday, with a formal announcement to come later.