Skip to main content Text Only version of this page
BBC
Home
TV
Radio
Talk
Where I Live
A-Z Index
Games
Games
Chat
Chat
Vote
Vote
Win
Win
Quiz
Quiz
Club
Club
 Homepage
 UK
 World
 Sport
 Music
 TV/Film
 Animals
 Sci/Tech
 Weather
 Pictures
 Find Out
 The Team

Contact Us
Help
Teachers





  England's cricketers will play in Zimbabwe
Updated 14 January 2003, 17.29
Nasser Hussain battling in Harare
The England cricket team will play in Zimbabwe, even though the UK government doesn't want them to.

A big row had broken out between politicians and the England Cricket Board.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has been criticised for taking land owned by white farmers and for using violence against people who disagree with the way he runs the country.

'Disappointing'

So the government was asking the players not to go, but it couldn't force them.

The Cricket Board has decided they should play on 13 February in Africa as planned.

The government said the decision is "disappointing".

The board's boss Tim Lamb said: "Sport alone does not have the ability to solve political problems, but it can sometimes help to bring people together."

To show they don't support President Mugabe, the team won't shake hands with him if he goes to the match.

Watch/ListenBORDER=0
Hear storyHear story
Watch Becky Jago's reportWatch Becky Jago's report
BORDER=0

More InfoBORDER=0
Find OutWhat's the cricket row all about?
ChatShould England's cricketers go to Zimbabwe?
VoteVote: Is the England cricket team any good?
QuizTry the cricket quiz

BORDER=0

Past StoriesBORDER=0
England cricket row over Zimbabwe
Cricket: England joy after winning fifth Test

BORDER=0


 


E-mail this page to a friend



Full Sport Section
Also in Sport now:
Spurs make Martin Jol new manager
Manchester derby ends with draw
Radcliffe makes winning comeback
Comments
England cricket captain Nasser Hussain What should England's cricketers do?
opening quoteI think they should take a stand. If they play there, it looks like they support President Mugabe!closing quote
Alex, 13, Sandhurst
  More Comments
Premiership
 PPts
1 Chelsea 12 29
2 Arsenal 12 27
3 Everton 12 23
4 Bolton 11 21
5 Middlesbrough 11 18
6 Aston Villa 12 18
BOTTOM FIVE
16 Fulham 11 11
17 West Brom 12 9
18 Southampton 12 8
19 Norwich 12 8
20 Blackburn 12 8
SPL
PPts
1 Celtic 13 34
2 Rangers 13 30
BOTTOM THREE
10 Dundee 13 12
11 Livingston 13 9
12 Dundee Utd 13 8
Michael Owen Vote: Does Owen's gambling matter?
© BBC Back to top^^
Homepage | UK | World | Sport | Music | TV/Film | Animals | Sci/Tech | Weather
Pictures | Find Out | The Team | Games | Chat | Vote | Win | Quiz | Club