Zimbabwe batsman Ryan Burl grabbed all the headlines recently when he posted a picture of his torn shoes and revealed his misery on social media. In a tweet, Burl requested for a sponsor saying that the Zimbabwe cricketers have to use glue to repair their shoes after every series.
The tweet made by Ryan caught the attention of Puma and they promised to sponsor the cricketer along with the entire Zimbabwe team. Though the gesture by PUMA was appreciated by a lot of cricket enthusiasts on social media, it is learned that the entire episode has left the officials of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) irked. If reports are to be believed then some ‘higher-ups’ at Zimbabwe cricket feel that the instance has damaged the image of the organization.
A local journalist Adam Theo took to his official Twitter handle to give the information regarding the same. Theo revealed that there can be some disciplinary action against Ryan Burl. “I’m told that certain members high up in Zimbabwe Cricket are angry at Ryan Burl’s plea for sponsorship help as it reflects badly on the organisation. I’m also told that the same members want disciplinary action to be enforced. This would be a terrible move by Zim Cricket,” wrote Theo
Further, Theo reckoned that the possible “disciplinary action” won’t be a public one. Adam Theo believes that Ryan can face omission from the Zimbabwe team as a consequence of his tweet.
“Knowing how ZC works, this won’t be public disciplinary action but rather behind the doors nonsense. Don’t be surprised to see team selection omissions and similar techniques used. Hope I’m wrong,” he added.
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