ICC suspends Zimbabwe over political interference

19 July 2019 09:45 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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International cricket chiefs on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference.

“As a consequence of suspension, ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events,” the International Cricket Council said in a statement.

ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said: “We do not take the decision to suspend a member lightly but we must keep our sport free from political interference.

“What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked.

“The ICC wants cricket to continue in Zimbabwe in accordance with the ICC constitution. (AFP)

  Comments - 3

  • perera Friday, 19 July 2019 12:24 PM

    Sri Lanka next? too many dullard politicians interfering in sports to get their henchmen and lemmings into teams.

    Bertty Senanayake Friday, 19 July 2019 05:02 PM

    Why YOU never utter a word about the netball queen from Jaffna. She is making glory after glory and putting Sri Lanka on the map but you don't have a will because she is a TAMIL

    Shirani Friday, 19 July 2019 05:53 PM

    ICC chairman, What you think about corruption in Indian cricket ? As usual all negative news about India is never allowed.


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