Monday, May 14, 2007

Zimbabwe and Cricket

Robert Mugabe rules Zimbabawe. He is a dictator. Not many people like him and his brutal ways. A lot of countries from all over the world have renounced their relationships with Zimbabwe because of it's dictator.

Unfortunately, he also controls Zimbabwe Cricket!

Some countries in the past have linked politics with sports and cancelled playing matches with Zimbabwe or tours to and from Zimbabwe. This time, Australian Govt has decided to step in to cancel the Zimbabwe tour.

My Take:
Cricket is a sport. Play it. If you feel unsafe to play within Zimbabwe, invite their players home, or play at a venue where it will make business sense to host matches. But don't mix politics with sports and kill the sport in a war-ravaged country where it has a scope to spread some joy. Please.

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