Zimbabwean cricketers threatened to boycott the third One-Day International against Pakistan after denying to practice on Friday morning. The players are boycotting after the issue over unpaid salaries and allowances.
The cricketers were told that they would receive their salaries and bonuses from the tour of Bangladesh by August 28. However, that was not met by Friday morning.
Speaking to Independenet Sport, a player who chose to be not named, said, “ZC came up with these dates [for payment] and not us, but today is the 30th and still nothing has been done. The managing director [Mukondiwa] was told in the morning that there would be no training or match tomorrow if we are not paid. We have also written a letter and we are awaiting a response.”
Each of the cricketers owe around $3,000 as bonuses of winning the Bangladesh series.