ICC suspend Zimbabwe Cricket due to political interference


The International Cricket Council (ICC) have suspended the Zimbabwe Cricket for unnecessary political influence in administration for cricket.

The world’s cricket governing body on Thursday put the suspension on Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect following their annual conference in London.

Zimbabwe will not be able to take part in any ICC events which means their participation in upcoming T20 World Cup qualifiers in October is in danger. The cricket governing body of Zimbabwe will also not get any funds from the ICC to run cricket affairs in teh country.

The chairman of ICC Shashank Manohar said that due to political influence during the elections in Zimbabwe Cricket forced them to put the suspension on them.

“We want to keep cricket political-free hence we decided to put the suspension on them,” Manohar said.

“They breached the ICC’s constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked. We want them to be in accordance with the ICC Constitution,” he added.

It is pertinent to mention here that Zimbabwe Cricket is at worst as their team also didn’t qualify for the World Cup 2019. They performed below the par in the World Cup Qualifiers where West Indies and Afghanistan remained on top and qualified for the final match. They last played World Cup in 2015 in Australia.