Brendan Taylor lashes out at Zimbabwe selector Walter Chawaguta
Six of the key Zimbabwean players are not part of the upcoming tri-series.
Updated - Jun 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Cricket in Zimbabwe has been in turmoil in recent times, especially given the fact that some of the key players in the Zimbabwe unit have opted out of the upcoming tri-nation series. Australia and Pakistan will be on tour as Zimbabwe remain the hosts. However, turmoil has hit them yet again with six of their key players opting out of the series.
Brendan Taylor returned to country and international cricket following the expiration of his kolpak deal while stand-in skipper Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza were all excluded from the XI. Initial reports suggested that they had decided to skip the tour before further reports suggested that they had not availed selection.
Selectin convener Walter Chawaguta stated that the six players had decided not to avail themselves for the selection process as opposed to being overlooked by the board of selectors. This statement created a significant amount of ire when it came to Brendan Taylor and his pride for playing for his country.
The former Zimbabwe skipper took to Twitter to make it clear that he was indeed not going to be pushed around and eventually asked the convener to ‘shut up’ while stating that he had indeed made it clear to the others and the board that he would not be available for selection.
Sikandar Raza, one of the most important players in the national side has also been contracted by the Canada T20 League that will begin in the next month or so.
The Twitter banter
The tweet read: “Let me set the record straight: Brendan Taylor, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Sean Williams and Sikandar Raza were not overlooked, but they did not avail themselves for selection,” convener of selectors Walter Chawaguta told reporters at a press conference in Harare
Stop talking 💩
I made it very clear to you.
— Brendan Taylor (@BrendanTaylor86) June 25, 2018