ZC still to meeet on Howard—Bvute

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Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has distanced itself from reports that it will vote against former Australian prime minister John Howard in the race for ICC Vice-Presidency, saying the matter lies in the hands of its board.
Howard held a meeting with ZC chairman Peter Chingoka, managing director Ozias Bvute and legal affairs counsel Wilson Manase on Wednesday in Harare and expressed his support for Zimbabwe’s full re-integration into world cricket.
Said Bvute in a press release yesterday: ‘A section of the international media has erroneously created the impression that we have been at the forefront of a motion to block (Mr) Howard’s nomination.
“This is not only maliciously incorrect but also ignores the fact that our structures dictate that such a decision can only be taken by the ZC Board which is in fact still to meet and state a position on the matter.”
He added: “We are not vindictive people regardless of how badly we have been portrayed and treated in the past. Our concern has and always will be the welfare of the game. Our final decision and vote will be guided by what is in the best interest of cricket in this country.”