Coach: Zimbabwe cricketers agree to end strike
Coach says Zimbabwe players promised payment, will return to training
Associated Press
2014-02-03 11:42 PM

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Coach Andy Waller says Zimbabwe's cricketers have agreed to end their boycott over unpaid wages after being promised money by next Monday.

Waller tells The Associated Press that the national squad will return to training on Tuesday. Players have been striking for two months over unpaid wages and bonuses and have refused to play domestic games.

The Zimbabwe cricket board's financial problems also resulted in recent tours by Sri Lanka and Afghanistan being canceled, but the board has reportedly secured a $3-million loan from the International Cricket Council.

Waller said Monday he is relieved the payment issue will be resolved, with Zimbabwe set to play in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, which starts March 16. Waller said the squad had lost a substantial amount of preparation time.

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