ETHAN Dube has resigned as Matabeleland Cricket Association chairman citing “confusion” in the administration of the game.
“All structures have collapsed,” Dube told IndependentSport. “I do not want to be associ
ated with that confusion. Cricket in Zimbabwe is in a sad state. The level of destruction has been alarming. We have lost our best players and our best administrators. This doesn’t bode well for Zimbabwe cricket.”
Dube, a former Zimbabwe first-class player, was sacked as national selector earlier this year when Zimbabwe Cricket appointed a new selection panel. He became Matabeleland board chairman last year, replacing Ahmed Esat, who left the country to study in the United States.
“So many things have happened that we do not know what normal is anymore,” Dube said.
The former selector pointed at the restructuring of domestic and international cricket as the critical factors in reorganising Zimbabwe cricket.
“Domestic cricket has collapsed,” he said.
“Development programmes have gone to waste. Right now there is not even a first-class competition although we keep being told that it will be played before the end of the year. We need to sort out domestic structures. We need to get back the players we have lost if we are to have any respectability on the international stage.”
Dube’s resignation follows that of Themba Mkhosana this week, who quit his post as ZC’s general manager for development. Mkhosana resigned only a few months after returning from England where ZC had paid for him to study for a sports management degree. Sources say the ZC interim board had refused to accept Mkhosana’s resignation but he had finally left the union.