Vintcent van der Bijl Zimbabwe Cricket
Vintcent van der Bijl © Getty Images (file photo)

Forced by the threat of the players’ boycotting the upcoming T20 International tri-series against Pakistan and Australia, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Friday assured its players of clearing all their outstanding salaries by July 25, a month after the players’ deadline. The players had earlier threatened to “review their availability for selection” if their initial deadline wasn’t met, which threatens to derail next month’s tri-series, slated to be held between June 28 and July 8 in Bulawayo and Harare.

According to an ESPNCricinfo report, newly-appointed ZC consultant Vintcent van der Bijl has reiterated the board’s commitment to “pay all outstanding salaries up to your June salary by July 25 and July salary by end of July.” The letter also stated the timeline is “conservative” and that ZC are “hopeful” of making payments sooner.

The board also informed that it is also hopeful of paying the Sri Lanka tour fees by the end of June. ZC is expected to receive their next payout from the ICC in July.