A resolution on Zimbabwe's future membership of the ICC is unlikely to be made until tomorrow at the earliest, with an official for the governing body hinting that no action will be taken. An ICC spokesman at the executive board meeting in Dubai said that no decision had yet been reached and a news conference scheduled for today would not take place. "We cannot comment until the board meeting is finished [on Thursday]," he said.
Although the England and Wales Cricket Board have led attempts to have Zimbabwe suspended, it is thought that a ban from one-day competitions is more likely. "It is difficult for the ICC to remove Zimbabwe," said an unnamed official.
Were Zimbabwe to be barred from limited-over internationals, it would see their participation at next summer's World Twenty20, hosted by England, ruled out.
Zimbabwe is a nation with a lot of potential, not just for cricket. What their mafia - oops I mean government - is doing to them is simply appalling. Their 'elections' are nationally and internationally condemned as rigged, but nobody has done anything to stop it. The government intimidates and defrauds the people.
Earlier this year, President Robert Mugabe's only real competitor, Morgan Tsvangirai, refused to take part in an Mugabe's "violent, illegitimate sham of an election process" because it was tantamount to saying that previous elections were held failrly and justly, which they have never been. This handed victory to Mugabe in spite of utter corruption.
The Zimbabwean government suppresses freedom of the press and freedom of speech, which is why you will see and hear nothing of corruption or human rights violations on the television, radio or in the newspaper. Their only public broadcaster, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, is nothing but a government propaganda tool.
BBC News, Sky News and CNN have all been banned from filming or reporting from Zimbabwe. The only way your media gets anything at all on Zimbabwe is from neighbouring countries, particularly South Africa.
Knowing this, I can't help but care what happens to Zimbabwe and Zimbabweans. For me, it's difficult to decide whether the Zimbabwe cricket team should be boycotted or not. Just because their government is corrupt to the core doesn't mean the people should suffer.
^^ Good point mate. However, we all know that the world's various cricket governing bodies are also riddled with dirty politics. Major rivals will always try to kick a country out of the competition or accuse the other of cheating and foul play and such. They will however rarely show support and sportsmanship. Our sentiments might be placed well, but we know the governing bodies are full of shit!
You can sign a new contract, but not a fan's support. You have to earn that.
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May 10, 2018 18:27:15 GMT
WhatsTheMata: Glad you think it's funny. When we get fucked around by the spells you just deleted you will take me seriously
May 19, 2018 11:57:48 GMT
No.7: Can this thread be unlocked or is it too early? not that i want Jose out now but i think were coming close to that time and want to hear peoples opinions on the subject.
Sept 20, 2018 10:15:25 GMT
cjjagzmoni: Pogba is a good lad minus the showboating..I think at Juventus he had Older players like Pirlo,Chiellini,Marchisio,Bonucci who shout and screams at him so he was more serious at Juve ,We dont have those type of leaders at United to caution him.
Nov 1, 2018 3:36:38 GMT
geo: Cardiff City - Huddersfield Town - Bournemouth - Newcastle United = 12 points. Back in the hunt. Come on.
Dec 19, 2018 17:55:18 GMT
geo: Job done as above - next step, stay unbeaten until we get to the PSG game.
Jan 3, 2019 23:17:42 GMT
theedge: Just discovered this forum. I live in Canada so don't get to many games, but I get to watch all the games live. Last 2 games attended in person: Europa League Final in Stockholm 2017, FA Cup Final 2016. Won the last 11 I've been to. I need to go more often
Apr 1, 2019 23:25:01 GMT
simes: Kazakhstan....well blow me down...been there many a time, not so bad a journey. FC Astana are not a bad outfit, gave Celtic a good run, and the National side beat Scotland. What do you reckon a walk over? BTW its easy to get to, I always use Air Astana.
Aug 30, 2019 14:11:59 GMT
snan1218: Hi,I'm very new member,the Red Devil from Malaysia.
Oct 10, 2019 9:16:40 GMT
shah: Hi i am shah been united fan from birec
Jan 24, 2020 8:33:02 GMT