Peter Chingoka is a business executive and former cricket player and administrator. He is the current chairman of the NetOne board.
2 March 1954
|Occupation||Cricketer and Business Executive|
Chingoka was the first African in Rhodesian 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.
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. Later, in December 2008, he was banned from travelling to Australia.
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.
Today's Top Pindula News2018-12-18T08:59:00Z
- The Guardian Digger: Speed silent as ICC sits on Zimbabwe report 20 Mar 2008
- The Daily Telegraph New Chingoka dispute 13 March 2008
- "EU targets in Zimbabwe sanctions: central bank governor, head of cricket, 2 reporters", Associated Press (International Herald Tribune), July 23, 2008.
- Mark Davis, "Zimbabwean cricket chiefs on sanctions list", smh.com.au, December 27, 2008.