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  Zimbabwe Cricket Row
What is the row all about?
What are the problems in Zimbabwe?
What has politics got to do with cricket?
Who doesn't want them to go?
What might happen if they don't go?

 
Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe What has politics got to do with cricket?
Earlier in 2004 15 players were sacked from playing for Zimbabwe by the people who organise cricket there.

Those players, most of whom are white, thought the Zimbabwe cricket team were being picked because of their skin colour and not just cricketing reasons.

They wanted the way the team was selected to be changed and when it wasn't they refused to play for their country, resulting in their sacking.

That meant lots of new players were picked in their place and they were thrashed by other national sides.

Three of the 15 players have since decided they do want to play for their country again and have withdrawn their complaints.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) then banned Zimbabwe from playing Test cricket in 2004 and are investigating how the national team is selected.


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