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ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by brmtaylor.com admin » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:35 pm

https://www.newsday.co.zw/2019/01/zimba ... orts-club/

What is the "Tobacco Industry Cricket Supporters Association" and why haven't we heard of them before?

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by CrimsonAvenger » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:20 pm

The only other meaningful reference to "Tobacco Industry Cricket Supporters Association" I could find was in this rather rosy article from 15 years ago: https://www.zimbabwesituation.com/old/j ... html#link3
ZCU post over $10bn surplus
By Lawrence Moyo

THE Zimbabwe Cricket Union further distinguished itself as the country's
richest sports association when it posted a surplus in excess of $10 billion
for the 2002-2003 season.

National squad players earned an astonishing $1,3 billion in salaries, match
fees and bonuses despite losing their two Test matches and winning just six
of their 22 one-day internationals in the 2002-2003 season.

This represented an increase of 484 percent as the players had earned $274,5
million during the 2001-2002 season.

According the financial statement audited by Pricewaterhouse Chartered
Accountants and presented during the ZCU's annual meeting on Saturday, the
union's surplus for the year ended April 30 2003 was a staggering $10,8
billion up from $146,9 million recorded last year.

Much of the revenue came from the 2003 International Cricket Council World
Cup which had Zimbabwe sub-hosting five of their six Group A matches at
Harare Sports Club and Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

The other match against England scheduled for Harare Sports Club on February
13 was cancelled.

However, ZCU chairman, Peter Chingoka, attributed the impressive figures to
the 2003 ICC World Cup.

"Whilst the figures are extremely impressive, we caution that this year's
financial performance is substantially bolstered by the World Cup proceeds,
a four-year cycle.

"Hopefully this strength will enable us to improve on our playing
performance in the Test arena and help galvanise our development programme,"
said Chingoka in a statement accompanying the 2003 annual report.

The union made an income of $12,96 billion with Z$11.768 billion being net
tour surpluses while the remainder came from interest received, exchange
gains, sale of corporate boxes and balcony seats, sponsorship and grants.

Net revenue from the 2003 World Cup accounted for $10,2 billion (86,7
percent) of the net tour surplus, while the ICC Champions Trophy staged in
Sri Lanka in September last year generated $1,06 billion.

The tour of Zimbabwe by Pakistan in November last year realised a surplus of
$531 million and the Sharjah quadrangular tournament in the United Arab
Emirates in April this year generated $66,6 million.

Unlike their counterparts in football, the ZCU can afford to have
international matches played before empty stadiums as revenue comes from
television rights and sale of corporate boxes and balcony seats.

ZCU made losses of $ 96,76 million on the tour of England, the ICC Six
Nations in Namibia, the tour by South Africa A, the Africa Cup in Zambia,
the tour by Namibia and the tour by Kenya last year.

Cricket and administration expenditure for the year under review amounted to
$2,1 billion.

At April 30, the union employed 224 employees who gobbled up $98,6 million
in salaries and related costs at an average of $8,2 million a month.

A total of $1,8 million was spent on scholarships, up from $1,7 spent during
the previous financial year.

The number of participants in the ZCU's scholarship programme is currently
56 and the Tobacco Industries Cricket Supporters Association has come in
with a commitment of over $4 million.


Selection to the programme is held each year for Grade Seven boys, and
approximately 10 boys are selected to replace those leaving the programme at
Form Six level.

The 2002 selection took place at the Under-13 inter-provincial tournaments.

The ZCU remains the only sports body in the country to present audited
financial results every year as other associations like Zifa have failed to
produce audited accounts on time, if at all.

While other associations battle to get funding, the ZCU is awash with
sponsors.

Old Mutual, Nissan Zimbabwe, Bata and Zimbabwe Sun Hotels are the ZCU's main
sponsors, while further sponsorship comes from 22 other companies including
national airline Air Zimbabwe, Anglo American Corporation Zimbabwe, CFX
Foreign Exchange, Coca-Cola, Econet, NMB Bank, Stanbic Bank and South
African Airways.

Sports Commission chairman Anthony Mandiwanza applauded the ZCU for running
cricket on professional lines.

"The Sports Commission is happy with the efforts of the ZCU to run a
professional administration manned by competent full-time personnel.

"This is the way it should be. As a result, cricket has set a good example
by timeously submitting its audited accounts, annual reports and development
plans to the Sports Commission," said Mandiwanza.

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by sloandog » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:38 pm

What did I just read....
When in doubt, listen to Oasis chaps....

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by Googly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:58 pm

Don’t forget this was a time the start of our hyper-inflation, somewhere will be the black market rate of the day but this billion in bongo bongo dollars could be less than 10k in real money.
Sueing your landlord is a big warning shot. It’s entirely possible that they will make a play for the whole place, anything is possible, our country is burning.

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by Googly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm

Unless there’s a ground at the back, or some office space or some corporate boxes, the only place I can think of is the top verandah, which is under the control of Stragglers Cricket Club and is members only during internationals.
ZC would have a hard time proving that they’ve been prejudiced of gate money for this small section when the ground has only ever been full once and entry is usually free anyway.
This is news indeed, all will be revealed shortly.
ZC and HSC being at loggerheads is not good news at all.

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by eugene » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:39 pm

Googly wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Unless there’s a ground at the back, or some office space or some corporate boxes, the only place I can think of is the top verandah, which is under the control of Stragglers Cricket Club and is members only during internationals.
ZC would have a hard time proving that they’ve been prejudiced of gate money for this small section when the ground has only ever been full once and entry is usually free anyway.
This is news indeed, all will be revealed shortly.
ZC and HSC being at loggerheads is not good news at all.
Googly have you heard of this Tobacco Industry Cricket Supporters Association before?
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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by jward » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 pm

I am speaking very much from memory, so I may not be giving correct information, but the Tobacco Supporters I think were responsible for building the big stand on the western side of HSC that bears their name, years ago, where they all used to gather in big numbers about the turn of the century - before most of them were driven off their farms, which is why they are little heard of these days.

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by Googly » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:37 pm

No Eugene, this is news to me. The article states that the rental commenced in 2015 which is even more confusing.
This was around about the tenure of Alistair Campbell, but I can’t make a connection. That embankment was put in place just before then as well.
I’m sure the issue will come to light tomorrow.

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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by eugene » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:11 am

jward wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:39 pm
I am speaking very much from memory, so I may not be giving correct information, but the Tobacco Supporters I think were responsible for building the big stand on the western side of HSC that bears their name, years ago, where they all used to gather in big numbers about the turn of the century - before most of them were driven off their farms, which is why they are little heard of these days.
Are there any cricket-loving tobacco farmers left? Or is this group all ex-farmers now?
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Re: ZC sues Harare Sports Club

Post by Googly » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:15 pm

That’s all ancient history. We are in the deepest darkest hole we’ve ever been in. Hard times ahead.

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