Zimbabwe Players Raise Voice Against ICC Ban

Zimbabwe Players Raise Voice Against ICC Ban
Zimbabwe Players Raise Voice Against ICC Ban
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ICC Board has unanimously decided they had to fulfill their obligation to provide a process for free and democratic elections and ensure that no government interference in its administration of cricket.

ICC had a full council board meeting in London and suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect in breach of “Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC Constitution which imposes an obligation on Members to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its governance and/or administration for cricket respectively.”

And ICC Council has taken a decision to ban Zimbabwe cricket from the international cricket on 18th June 2019.

The main reason behind the bold move is Zimbabwe player Sikandar Raza and the former captain Brendon Taylor was the among many who were in support for Zimbabwe status as a Test-playing nation.

Sikandar Raza ha played 12 Tests, 97 ODI’s and 32 T20’s for the country and Brendon Taylor has played 28 Tests, 193 ODI’s and 34 T20’s in his 15-year cricketing career.

Sikandar has tweeted and opposed the ICC decision. Questioning about the number of families and careers and people associated with the team.

“How one decision has made a team, strangers. How one decision has made so many people unemployed. How one decision affects so many families. How one decision has ended so many careers. Certainly not how I wanted to say goodbye to international cricket. @ICC”: Sikandar Raza wrote on Twitter.

“@ICC It’s heartbreaking to hear your verdict and suspend cricket in Zimbabwe. The @ZimbabweSrc has no government back round yet our Chairman is an MP? Hundreds of honest people, players, support staff, ground staff totally devoted to ZC out of a job, just like that.” – Brendon Taylor wrote on his Twitter.

Another Zimbabwe player Solomon Mire has announced his retirement and in a Facebook post, he wrote, ” It has been a week of emotional highs and lows in sport and sadly not a good one for Zimbabwe cricket but just wanted to officially address everyone else. I informed the players and tech staff of my decision at the end of the recent tour and wanted to formally announce my decision to retire from Zimbabwe cricket in all formats with immediate effect.” – Solomon Mire has played 2 Tests, 47 ODIS and 9 T20Is for Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Cricket and players find a hard time.

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