Retired Kyle Jarvis finds support in former Zimbabwe players

Kyle Jarvis is heading to England to play for Lancashire in county cricket © Getty Images

Aug 19, 2013

Kyle Jarvis, the 24-year-old Zimbabwean medium-pacer who quit international cricket to pursue a county career at Lancashire due to pay disputes with Zimbabwe Cricket, has found support in former Test cricketers Trevor Gripper and Bryan Strang.

Gripper told the Times of India, “It’s definitely a sad day for Zimbabwe cricket as it lost another promising talent. While players are on strike over payment issues another player exodus, if players’ needs are not paid heed to.”

The administrative issues have forced some players to look the other way and Gripper was one of them a few years back. Speaking about the same, Gripper said, “There is a common denominator from the previous player exodus… the same old cricket administration and the public confusion over the financial irregularities. What is the future of Zimbabwe cricket and where is the administrator taking the sport?”

Strang said, “It’s natural in this age to want to secure your future. Things come and go. Everything changes, but I wouldn’t blame anyone for this.”

Jarvis played eight Tests, 24 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and nine T20 internationals for Zimbabwe. The announcement came days before Zimbabwe host Pakistan for two Tests, three ODIs and two T20Is.