Zimbabwe Cricket national bowling coach, Makhaya Ntini has left Zimbabwean cricket.
The former South African pace bowler, has been with the Zimbabwe National Cricket team since 2016. In a statement he denied Zimbabwe Cricket’s claims that he resigned of his own free will.
Ntini said he was notified that he would not be part of Zimbabwe’s Bangladesh tour. He added that he was asked to resign.
On its official Twitter account, Zimbabwe Cricket said Ntini had handed his resignation.
The tweet reads:
@ZimCricketv regrets to announce that Makhaya Ntini, the National Team Bowling Coach, has tendered his resignation, with immediate effect. And while reluctantly accepting his resignation, ZC fully appreciates and respects his decision, and wishes him all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/2VEnLYh7Ex— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) January 7, 2018
Ntini is reported to have said,”The honest truth is that I didn’t resign. I received a text message from the MD saying that he would like to talk to me. He reminded me that we had a chat about four months ago regarding some of the players’ unhappiness.”
He added, “Some of the players and the staff members went to see him and reported that they are not happy with the job I am doing and that the job that I was given was not meant for me.”