Former Zimbabwe captain Tatenda Taibu, who faces a trial over allegations he assaulted a leading cricket official, has pledged to use his day in court to blow the lid on "corruption" in the game, his lawyer said.

Taibu has been accused of assaulting Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) general manager Esther Lupepe last year. She claims that he grabbed her by the collar and jostled her during a confrontation over outstanding salary and expenses payments.

He was due to appear at Rotten Row magistrates court on Friday, but because he is on tour in Kenya, the trial has been put back, probably until mid-March, according to his lawyer Jonathan Samkange.

Samkange is reported to have stated at an earlier hearing that Taibu would take the opportunity to "expose corruption" in ZC.

The national cricket body, led by controversial chairman Peter Chingoka, were stunned when the magistrate ordered ZC to produce all accounts relating to players for audit.

ZC have protested that this was irrelevant to the legal proceedings.

Taibu, the country's leading run-maker and long-established wicketkeeper, was the spokesman for a striking group of players in 2005 and he declared he would not perform in Zimbabwe colours while Chingoka remained in charge.

He was eventually persuaded to return to the team after pursuing his club career in South Africa and Bangladesh.

Taibu told the earlier court hearing that the assault charge is an attempt to discredit him after he made claims that there had been dubious financial dealings within the national body.