Cricket Community Mourns Chingoka

Sport Zimbabwe

Hanganani Nleya

FORMER Zimbabwe Cricket boss Peter Chingoka has died.

He was 65.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page, the Sports and Recreation Council of Zimbabwe’s said they were saddened by his death.

“We will would like to convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and the Cricket fraternity for the sad loss of a beloved one and a Colleague. May the Lord Almighty comfort and strengthen you during this dark and difficult period”.

Renowned Cricket commentator and analyst Dean du Plessis took to twitter to share his condolence message saying:  “Rest in peace Peter Chingoka. He was always very kind to me”.

The International Cricket Council are also mourning the former ZC chairman.

In a statement, the International Cricket Council, 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.”

Chingoka’s death comes a year and half after his brother, former Tennis Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Olympic Committee president, Paul passed away on 13 July 2018.