Gavin Ewing wins High Court battle against ZC

Posted by admin on September 21, 2008

Gavin Ewing won a legal battle with Zimbabwe Cricket last month, with the High Court ordering Zimbabwe Cricket to pay Ewing all match fees and allowances owed to him.

Ewing is the first of the "rebel" players to have won his court case, with Heath Streak, Stuart Carlisle, Andy Blignaut and Dion Ebrahim still with cases pending a decision. All of the players are refusing to hand back the cars ZC issued them until a decision is handed down, although the Sunday News was informed that Ewing's parents returned the car on his behalf to ZC's Bulawayo offices.

The full Sunday News article can be found below:

Ewing wins case against ZC
By Mehluli Sibanda

FORMER Zimbabwe national cricket team player Gavin Ewing recently won his legal battle with Zimbabwe Cricket over unpaid allowances and match fees.

The matter, which had been pending at the High Court in Harare, was finalised last month in favour of Ewing.

ZC were ordered to pay what they owed the player and were given a time in which to settle.

In return, Ewing was directed to return the car issued to him by ZC when he was still contracted to the cricket mother body.

He was still holding onto the vehicle waiting for the finalisation of the case.

Ewing, who is in the country after turning out for Poloc Cricket Club in the Scottish Premier League, confirmed that he had returned the car on his lawyer’s instructions but was yet to receive what ZC owed him.

‘My parents returned the car after being told to do so by my lawyer but I have not yet got the money.

I have not yet spoken to my lawyer and will know better when I speak to him,’’ said Ewing.

Sunday News is reliable informed that Ewing’s parents returned the car when he was in Scotland and surrendered it to the ZC Bulawayo office last month.

The car has since been taken to the ZC headquarters in Harare.

Ewing is the first of the former players to win his case while Heath Streak, Stuart Carlisle, Andy Blignaut and Dion Ebrahim are still owed money.

The players are still holding onto ZC cars waiting for the High Court to make a ruling on their cases.

ZC owes the players money from allowances for match fees during the India, New Zealand and Kenya tours in 2005.

ZC at some stage offered to pay the players using the local currency but the players turned that down since their contracts indicated that they would be paid in foreign currency.

Ewing (27), an off spinning all-rounder, retired from international cricket in 2006 and headed off to the United Kingdom where he has been playing club cricket since then.

Last year, Ewing and Ebrahim signed up for a New Zealand club.