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Peter Chingoka, former head of Zimbabwe cricket, dies at 65

August 22, 2019

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Peter Chingoka, the first black official to be president of the Zimbabwe cricket union, has died. He was 65.

The International Cricket Council confirmed Chingoka’s death on Thursday. No cause of death was given.

Chingoka was president and later chairman of Zimbabwe cricket from 1992 until 2014. He was also a member of the ICC board. He was the first black cricketer to play at a high level in his country.

Chingoka’s father was an officer in the police when the country was under white minority rule and known as Rhodesia. That allowed Chingoka and his siblings to attend previously all-white private schools in the 1970s.

Chingoka’s older brother, Paul, who died last year, was head of Zimbabwe’s tennis federation and later the Olympic committee.

Their sister Patricia Kambarami was chief executive of South African cricket team the Titans and currently works for the ICC.

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