Malcolm Waller pulls out from the odi series against Pakistan

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Malcolm Waller pulls out from the odi series against Pakistan

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Zimbabwe batsman Malcolm Waller has withdrawn from the team's ODI squad citing, through correspondence between his lawyer and Zimbabwe Cricket, labour-practice concerns. Waller had been part of Zimbabwe's squad for the T20 tri-series in Harare, playing in Zimbabwe's last two games against Australia and Pakistan, and was also named in the squad for the ODIs against Pakistan.
While Waller had not responded to a request for comment at the time of writing, ZC confirmed his withdrawal and correspondence with his lawyer.
Waller's departure strikes another blow to Zimbabwe's already depleted reserves, taking the number of former regulars missing from the side to eight. Injuries have ruled Kyle Jarvis and Solomon Mire out from the ongoing matches against Pakistan, while five other players - including Brendan Taylor and former captain Graeme Cremer - are "unavailable" according to Zimbabwe's convenor of selectors Walter Chawaguta.
Sikandar Raza was the only one of the "unavailable" players to take part in the final rounds of the domestic Logan Cup competition in April and May, and has been the only one to have secured any game time elsewhere, turning out for the Montreal Tigers in Global T20 Canada.
News of Waller's frustrated departure comes soon after it emerged that the Pakistan team touring Zimbabwe had to delay plans to travel from Harare to Bulawayo ahead of the first ODI on Friday because their accommodation had not been booked.
ZC has been in financial crisis for some time now, having had to postpone domestic tournaments and struggled to pay players and employees. A report by ICC's senior events operations manager Simon Jelowitz after the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in March also mentioned that "throughout the tournament a number of casual staff, mainly net bowlers, were complaining that they were either not receiving money or being underpaid and as a result threatened to withdraw their resources," according to a story in the local media.
Jelowitz' critical report notwithstanding, ZC does at least have the promise of some help from the ICC now, though that is dependent on ZC's continued compliance with an agreed operational plan.
The ICC's help has not been able to stem the player exodus at ZC, however, leaving the team increasingly shorn of experience.

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Enough is enough, shame on the ICC for not taking any action. Zimbabwe should be suspended from international cricket until they get their house in order or alternatively they should be relagated to Associate level so that they can atleast play the associate nations in intercontinental cup and WCL to develop their youngsters until the ICC pays off all their debts.

Zimbabwe with the present squad are an embarassment to international cricket. Sad because a full strength Zim are still a competitive team as they had shown during the series wins over SLN and impressive showing at the WCQ.

The support from the fans during WCQ made me think that cricket is alive and kicking in Zimbabwe only for all hell to break loose because of those 3 runs.

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Well it's officially becoming the Rebels Part 2 now isn't it.

This is probably a career ending decision for Waller. I guess you could say he didn't have the natural ability of a Taylor or Williams, but he still forged a pretty good international career on par with contemporaries like Sibanda and Matsikenyeri. But unlike those guys, he will always be able to hang his hat on one truly match winning performance - that 99* against NZ a few years back, where he sacrificed what would have been his only international century for the good of the team.

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I am sure the 22 runs he would have amassed over 5 ODIs will be missed.
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eugene wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:07 am
I am sure the 22 runs he would have amassed over 5 ODIs will be missed.
Not really the point.

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Good Man!!
Perhaps the rest of the jellyfish squad can take a leaf out of Malcolms book.
I predict 59 all out tomorrow spun off the park .

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Waller is neither here nor there. He is useful domestically and I hope he continues there but he isn't going to affect our international future too much either by playing or striking.

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zimfan1 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm
eugene wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:07 am
I am sure the 22 runs he would have amassed over 5 ODIs will be missed.
Not really the point.
But it is the reality. Waller is no loss at all to the side and we may in fact be better off losing him. BT, Raza, Ervine, and Williams on the other hand...
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eugene wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:26 am
zimfan1 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 pm
eugene wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:07 am
I am sure the 22 runs he would have amassed over 5 ODIs will be missed.
Not really the point.
But it is the reality. Waller is no loss at all to the side and we may in fact be better off losing him. BT, Raza, Ervine, and Williams on the other hand...
pre rebel v2.0 saga sure, but with the fab five out he's well and truly in our top 5 bats.
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sam_ahm wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:13 am
Enough is enough, shame on the ICC for not taking any action. Zimbabwe should be suspended from international cricket until they get their house in order or alternatively they should be relagated to Associate level so that they can atleast play the associate nations in intercontinental cup and WCL to develop their youngsters until the ICC pays off all their debts.

Zimbabwe with the present squad are an embarassment to international cricket. Sad because a full strength Zim are still a competitive team as they had shown during the series wins over SLN and impressive showing at the WCQ.

The support from the fans during WCQ made me think that cricket is alive and kicking in Zimbabwe only for all hell to break loose because of those 3 runs.
Good post, one of the few sensible ones I've read in a long time

ZC are not just an embarrassment to themselves and the Zimbabwean people but to the entire cricketing world, the ICC have failed the other cricketing nations in an appalling manner by not suspending ZC from all international cricket and should have stopped any funding whatsoever

On a domestic front, although the President has far more pressing matters to deal with after the reign of Mugabe and his band of thieves, how can the Government allow the country to be made a laughing stock by the inept morons at ZC?

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