Logan Cup

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by jaybro » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:33 am

Surely being a full member requires you to host test matches at some point, it’s been 27 months since Zimbabwe hosted a test match !!! Nearly 40 since there’s been one at HSC
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by ZIMFAN » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:08 am

I am teacher and we do philosophy for kids. One of the questions I ask, "is a library without books still a library?" Is a test playing nation without tests still a test playing nation. They have to do this.

What I want to know is why has the money been cut? And are the ICC still the people who we are repaying? They took over the debt, didn't they?

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by Googly » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 am

No a branch of the government supposedly took over the debt and restructured it.
This same organization took on hundreds of millions of refinancing of loans that should never have been issued to politically connected people. It was basically a means of politicians walking away debt free from huge loans, so a smart FD at ZC should in theory be able to do the same, but I can bet that ZC is the only organization “honouring” it’s debt. :lol:
This is all smoke and mirrors, man.

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by jaybro » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:04 pm

The ICC are paying off the debt with the funds ZC should be getting from their grant, that's why they keep using the term 'drip feeding' when talking about money from the ICC.
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by Googly » Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 am

Which debt are you talking about? There’s the money owed to Metbank and there’s probably a further loan from the ICC

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by jaybro » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:56 am

Googly wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:50 am
Which debt are you talking about? There’s the money owed to Metbank and there’s probably a further loan from the ICC
Metbank
1.G.Flower 2.B.Taylor 3.M.Goodwin 4.A.Flower 5.D.Houghton 6.N.Johnson 7.T.Taibu 8.P.Strang 9.H.Streak 10.R.Price 11.H.Olonga 12.A.Campbell

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by Googly » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:54 am

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theind ... funds/amp/

Here’s a reminder of the situation. Bear in mind there has never been an accurate report of a story in Zimbabwe of any description, but this explanation is probably the closest we’ll get.

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by Mr Twig » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:14 am

Drip feeding and funding cut are two very different things.
Cut in funding seems to be a new development if true, but surely that affects all ICC members?

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by Googly » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:28 am

John Ward will know if there’s been an overall cut, but he didn’t answer the query.
I’m curious what’s happened to Bvute since his fall from grace, was it catch and release? Is he still a life President of ZC? Is his watchdog cousin, Esther Lupe, still watching the purse strings?

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Re: Logan Cup

Post by jward » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:03 pm

Googly wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:28 am
John Ward will know if there’s been an overall cut, but he didn’t answer the query.
I’m curious what’s happened to Bvute since his fall from grace, was it catch and release? Is he still a life President of ZC? Is his watchdog cousin, Esther Lupe, still watching the purse strings?
I didn't see the query, but yes, there has been a big cut in funding from the ICC, yet another bad decision on their part that is causing suffering to all of us who are really working for the game and get our salaries halved, or not paid at all. I was told from $9m down to $5m, but not sure what period that covers. I am told it will be reviewed next June. Bvute still apparently has some influence in ZC and if he was appointed life president I am sure he still is, but Esther has left ZC.

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