The Zimbabwe Netball World Cup players are yet to receive the $20 000 bonuses they were promised soon after their return from the Vitality Netball World Cup held in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
This came to light after the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation, Thokozile Chitepo told State media on Thursday that the money is being processed and will soon reflect in the players’ bank accounts. She said:
No need to worry at all, the bonuses are being processed and soon they will be reflecting in their bank accounts.
The Gems, as the team is affectionately called, played nine matches in total, winning three of them in their maiden World Cup appearance.
They beat Sri Lanka 79-49 in the opening match, Northern Ireland 51-49, and Barbados 66-41.
Meanwhile, World Cup winners, New Zealand players were each given US$300 000. The payout was hiked following a public outcry after netball authorities in that country had decided to pay each player US$25 000.
The next Netball World Cup finals will be hosted by South Africa in 2023.