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International Cricket Council suspends Zimbabwe team from events due to government interference in sports

The International Cricket Council has suspended Zimbabwe from participating in international matches following its failure to keep the sport free of government interference.

After a meeting in London last month, the ICC board unanimously decided to freeze funding to the national governing cricket body and ban the country’s team from international events reports Reuters.

“Speaking to press after the decision, the chairman of the ICC 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.”

 

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