ICC charges Enock Ikope for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code
Mr Ikope has 14 days from 11 June 2018 to respond to the charges.
Updated - Jun 11, 2018 7:16 pm
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has charged Enock Ikope with three counts of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
Mr Ikope, Chairman of the Harare Metropolitan Cricket Association and director of Zimbabwe Cricket, has been provisionally suspended with immediate effect and has been charged with the following three offences under the Code:
- Article 2.4.6 – failure or refusal, without compelling justification, to cooperate with an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.
- Article 2.4.7 – delaying an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.
- Article 2.4.7 – obstruction of an investigation being carried out by the ACU in relation to possible corrupt conduct under the Code.
Mr Ikope has 14 days from 11 June 2018 to respond to the charges. The ICC will not make any further comment in respect of these charges at this stage.
ZC in doldrums
Zimbabwe Cricket is currently in doldrums as they have failed to qualify for the World Cup which will be held in England next year. The ICC has decided to cut down on the number of participating teams in the mega event as it will see only 10 teams fighting it out for the ultimate glory.
The top 8 teams in the rankings automatically qualified for the tournament and qualifying tournament was played in Zimbabwe earlier this year. Windies and Afghanistan managed to keep their nerves in closely fought contests as they made it to marquee event.
The repercussions of not being able to make it to the World Cup were felt soon later in Zimbabwe as they fired the head coach Heath Streak along with the whole support staff with immediate effect.
Even the skipper Graeme Cremer was made to resign as the skipper even as recently the former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput took over as the head coach of the team.