Harare - Zimbabwe Cricket has denied reports that players are protesting a lack of wages and contracts, saying it's more a discussion about a few questions, and that calling it a protest is making a 'mountain out of a molehill'.
Cricinfo have reported that several Zimbabwe players are refusing to train in Harare, demanding to know why some players have not been paid since July last year, and there has also been no news on their contract extensions.
The players, via a source to the website, also said that ZC refused to pay for players outside Harare to travel to training there, and that equipment and balls were lacking at training.
But ZC have denied this, saying they are well on top of things, and that contracts will be issued shortly. They also insist the money to pay domestic players has been sent to the teams in batches, and the final amounts will be paid soon.
ZC spokesperson Darlington Majonga said on Cricinfo: "The players have asked ZC for an update on new contracts and their delayed match fees.
"But to equate their honest request for an engagement on the important issues to an ultimatum of some sort would be kind of making a mountain out of a molehill.
"What is important is that their contracts are ready following an all-inclusive negotiation process that involved representatives of the players.
"On the other issue, ZC has been paying the match fees in tranches and will settle the outstanding amounts soon."
Earlier, the player interviewed had said: "We are just fed up at the moment. It is crisis after crisis over here," and that the players were demanding to speak with ZC boss Wilfred Mukondiwa.