Peter Chingoka

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Peter Chingoka
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BornPeter Chingoka
(1954-03-02)2 March 1954
Bulawayo
DiedAugust 22, 2019(2019-08-22) (aged 65)
ResidenceHarare, Zimbabwe
Alma materSt. George's College
OccupationCricketer and Business Executive

Peter Chingoka was a business executive and former cricket player and administrator. He was also the chairman of the NetOne board.

Chingoka was the first African in Rhodesian (now Zimbabwe) cricketer to play at a high level, appearing in List A games for the "South Africa African XI". He was the captain in two matches in the Gillette Cup in 1975-76 and 1976-77.

In 1990 became Vice-President of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union. In 1993, he became president. As such he became a full voting member of the executive board of the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Corruption & EU Travel Ban

In October 2007, Chingoka, who was due to give evidence in Darrell Hair employment tribunal/racism controversy, was refused entry to Britain. In February 2008 Britain refused to guarantee that Chingoka would be allowed entry to attend a London meeting of the ICC until a publication of a report by accountants KPMG on alleged corruption in Zimbabwean cricket.[1][2]

He was added to the European Union's list of Zimbabweans subject to personal sanctions— a ban on travel to the EU and the freezing of any assets there—in July 2008, following the controversial 2008 presidential election, in which President Robert Mugabe was re-elected amidst serious political violence.[3] Later, in December 2008, he was banned from travelling to Australia.[4]

He resigned as Zimbabwe cricket chairman on 23 July 2014.

Chairman of NetOne

In December 2016, he was appointed chairman of the NetOne board, replacing Alex Marufu.

Death

Chingoka died on 22 August 2019. He died a year and half after his brother, former Tennis Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Olympic Committee president, Paul passed away on 13 July 2018.

References

  1. The Guardian Digger: Speed silent as ICC sits on Zimbabwe report 20 Mar 2008
  2. The Daily Telegraph New Chingoka dispute 13 March 2008
  3. "EU targets in Zimbabwe sanctions: central bank governor, head of cricket, 2 reporters", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), July 23, 2008.
  4. Mark Davis, "Zimbabwean cricket chiefs on sanctions list", smh.com.au, December 27, 2008.