Prosper Utseya Makes Racism Allegation Against Former Zimbabwe Captain Alistair Campbell

via Prosper Utseya Makes Racism Allegation Against Former Zimbabwe Captain Alistair Campbell – Ind in Zim, 2015 News 20 July, 2015

Zimbabwe off-spinner Prosper Utseya has claimed that he is a victim of racism and has levelled a string of allegations against former captain and Zimbabwe Cricket’s (ZC) managing director Alistair Campbell. (Zimbabwe stun India | Report | Pics)

In a letter to Zimbabwe Cricket chairman, Wilson Manase, the 30-year-old spinner said Campbell has a “personal agenda against him which influenced his non-selection (in the playing XI) at the recent World Cup”. (‘We were sick and tired of losing to big teams’)

According to a report in ‘ESPNcricinfo.com’, Utseya alleged that Campbell “appointed white coaches and administrators during his 2010-2012 stint as chairman of the cricket committee in order to take control of cricket”.

“(Campbell) had a conflict of interest in setting up Dominus Sport, the company that ran ZC’s marketing affairs during his time as cricket committee chairman, and his actions had an impact on ZC’s funds,” Utseya said in the letter.

Utseya confirmed that he had written the letter after the World Cup and prior to Zimbabwe’s tour of Pakistan. Campbell said he was unable to comment as the matter was pending either legal or internal disciplinary action.

Headlined ‘Racism and Victimisation’, the letter begins, “Through you Mr. Chairman I wish to share my frustrations as I believe I am a victim of racism and have come to a point where I feel I have been quiet for too long whilst a lot has been happening.”

Utseya was banned from bowling by the ICC after testing in September 2014. In December, his off-break was found to be illegal but his other deliveries were deemed legal, and so he was cleared to bowl again so long as he did not utilise his stock ball.

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    chimusoro 7 years ago

    Prosper is absolutely right. We must get Chingoka back.

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      Kevin 7 years ago

      Chingoka was a crook who took all the money, and so ruined Zimbabwe Cricket. All of the good cricketers in Zimbabwe go overseas and play. Those who do not, like Prosper Utseya are simply above average club players and that is not Alastair Campbell’s fault or anyone else’s fault. It has nothing to do with racism!

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    Chidumbu 7 years ago

    Yes as always the blacks only go to tool when they are failures, blame a white man, shame you all can’t do things on merit instead of always finding a scapegoat, you might be successful then.

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    Bushcat 7 years ago

    What is it about these individuals…whatever they’ve touched, they’ve destroyed! It’s a black thing!!!! Man oh man, what a race. We’re in the 21 st century and the majority of them still live in mud huts, they’ll blame that on us too!!!!

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    The Mind Boggles 7 years ago

    I don’t know why Campbell bothered in the first place it was always going to end this way

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    I becoz I’m bleck!!! Blah blah blah. It’s because you’re useless.