ICC condoles death of former Zimbabwe Cricket chief Peter Chingoka

Peter Chingoka significantly contributed to the game’s development across Africa.

Chingoka had a long career as a cricket administrator, including as the president of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (as Zimbabwe Cricket was called then) from 1992 to 2014.   -  getty images

The International Cricket Council (ICC) condoled the passing away of former Zimbabwe Cricket chief Peter Chingoka who died in Harare on Thursday.

He was 65. Chingoka had a long career as a cricket administrator, including as the president of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (as Zimbabwe Cricket was called then) from 1992 to 2014, where he assumed the title of chairman in 2001.

He significantly contributed to the game’s development across Africa. He was also a member of the ICC Board during that time.

In a statement, ICC Chief Executive Manu Sawhney said: “The death of Mr. Chingoka is sad news for the cricket world. He was widely acknowledged as an important leader in cricket in Zimbabwe and was a respected member of the ICC Board.

“It was with great sadness that we learnt of his death. On behalf of the ICC, I would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”