The saga between Zimbabwe Cricket and former national team coach Heath Streak, who runs for the liquidation of the debt-settled organization, took another twist after the sports commission withdrawn its opposition from the process at the High Court.
The Sports Commission, which was named third respondent in the case, had filed a notice of opposition with the High Court last month. But the organization through its legal representatives Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans has stated that they have withdrawn their opposition.
Streak has applied for a provisional liquidation order of ZC after the association failed to respond to its claims to pay him and his employees their employees for a total of $ 198,695.77.
In the documents filed at the High Court, Streak's lawyers quoted Zimbabwe Cricket as the first respondents and the newly installed Minister for Youth, Sport, Art and Leisure Kirsty Coventry as others. The Sports Commission and the High Court champion are the third and fourth respondents.
However, according to court documents of 8 November 2018, the SRC lawyers Gill, Godlonton and Gerrans wrote: "It is gratifying to note that the third respondent hereby revokes his statement of objections, filed October 10, 2018 at no cost."
Both Streak Camps and ZC confirmed the receipt of the copy of the withdrawal.
Sources said that the SRC had jumped on the gun when they entered the message of opposition.
"The one who did it on behalf of the SRC had not been approved by the board. In fact, the SRC Board had been fired at that time. So what it means is that SRC is technically in support of provisional liquidation and the parties are still waiting for Streak and his former backroom staff including South African batting expert Lance Klusener and fitness coach Sean Bell and Zimbabwe A coach Wayne James claims that their contract "illegal" was terminated.
According to paper, Streak is guilty of $ 128,772.95, Klusener $ 11,757.93, Bell $ 43,999.23, and James $ 14,756.66.
He also argued that the ZC board led by Tavengwa Mukuhlani was wrong. Herald