In the wake of losing the World Cup 2019 qualifications, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has taken to Twitter to announce the resignation of its Managing Director Faisal Hasnain.
According to the microblog post, Hasnain, who had initially stated that he will step down had Zimbabwe fail to qualify for the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup 2019, ceases to be ZC’s Managing Director today.
“Zimbabwe Cricket wishes to announce that Faisal Hasnain has officially resigned from his position as Managing Director, effective immediately. We are grateful for his great leadership and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours,” said Zimbabwe Cricket on twitter.
“The main reason for my resignation is the non-qualification by ZC for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 . . . and last year I had advised my management team that I would step down if ZC did not qualify.” Hasnain is quoted by Zimbabwe Cricket.
Hasnain resigns as the Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) board is still searching for a new couch for the Chevrons team after firing Heath Streak after the country lost the qualifications matches, which were played on its own background.
Captain Graeme Cremer had at the same time been requested to step down and allow Brendon Talyor to take over captaincy over the Chevrons.
“Further to our discussions, please give your technical staff (and yourself included) until 3pm tomorrow to formally resign. After which time the technical team can consider themselves dismissed and relieved of their duties with immediate effect,” Hasnain wrote an email to Streak.
Streak was sacked amid accusations of racism selection from the ZC board Chairman, Tatenda Mukuhlani.
The ZC Board has been under fire with calls for its dissolution after Zimbabwe could not qualify for the ICC World Cup for the first time since 1983.
The sacked coaches on the other side were approaching the courts with allegations pertaining their dismissal and also Mukuhlani’s accusations of racism on the Chevrons’ team selection.