SYDNEY:The head of Zimbabwe Cricket Peter Chingoka will be absent from a meeting of the International Cricket Council in Perth this weekend.
Chingoka, who is banned from entering Australia because of his links with the Zimbabwe regime led by Robert Mugabe, was missing from an ICC list of officials at the January 31-February 1 meeting issued late Thursday.
The ICC has confirmed Wilfred Mukondiwa will represent ZC at the meeting in place of Chingoka.
It is unclear whether Chingoka applied for a visa to enter Australia.
However, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) said earlier this month that he would need "very particular grounds" to be granted entry.
Chingoka and ZC chief executive Ozias Bvute are on a DFAT list of 254 Zimbabweans not permitted entry into Australia because of their relationships with the Mugabe regime.
In Chingoka's absence, Zimbabwean cricket will be one of the items discussed at the meeting, following the presentation of a report made by a fact-finding delegation to the country last year.
Other items to be discussed include fixturing from 2012 onwards, preparations for this year's rescheduled Champions Trophy and the Indian Cricket League's bid for recognition from the ICC.
Zimbabwe's shattered economy has plunged to new depths, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis that has left half the population dependent on food aid as a cholera epidemic sweeps the nation.
Zimbabwe scrapped restrictions on foreign currency on Thursday to prop up its ailing economy.