Utseya: I am a victim of racism

In an open letter to the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, Prosper Utseya has claimed that he is a victim of racism and says the Board's managing director, Alistair Campbell, has a personal vendetta against him.

In October 2014 Utseya was banned from bowling his offspin as it was deemed that he had an illegal bowling action, but he remodeled his action and bowled medium-pace.

Even though he could no longer bowl his offspinners, Utseya was still selected for the World Cup squad earlier this year although his selection was criticised by Campbell, who was then not yet the cricket board's managing director.

The 30 year-old did not play any matches at the global tournament and has now vented his frustrations, in the letter, to the Board's chairman Wilson Manase.

Utseya wrote in the letter: "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."

According to a Cricinfo report, Utseya further says 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."