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ZC latest: Mangongo challenges sacking

The drama ensues in the Zim Cricket with news coming in that the former Under-19 cricket team coach Stephen Mangongo has approached the Labour Court challenging his dismissal.

By SportBrief Reporter

The Under-19 coach was given the sack along with 12 other national coaching staff members in the aftermath of the Chevron’s failure to qualify for the 2019 Cricket World Cup showpiece.

Zimbabwe agonisingly lost out to minnows the United Arab Emirates in the qualifiers played in the country last month. The Chevrons needed a win to qualify for the world cup against a UAE side that had lost all its games in the tournament but surprisingly lost out to the Arab side.

In the aftermath of that disappointment, Zimbabwe Cricket went on a firing spree, dispatching all the senior coaching staff members including the former Chevrons head coach Heath Streak.

But Mangongo has mounted a fight back, challenging ZC’s decision to fire him by lodging an unfair dismissal application with the labour court.

Mangongo becomes the latest in a number of ZC coaching staff members challenging dismissal after Heath Streak, batting coach Lance Klusener and fitness trainer Sean Bell.

It remains to be seen how things will pan out for Zimbabwe Cricket but one thing for certain is that they need to get their act together with the Tri-nations tournament involving Pakistan and Australia on the horizon.

 

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