The proposer reads out the motion:
"This house believes that politics should be kept out of the cricket World Cup."
The proposer could use the points below when making their speech.
Spaces have been left for them to add points of their own:
- Most of the games in the World Cup are being played in South Africa, only six are being played in Zimbabwe and two in Kenya.
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) say it is safe to play there and do have some plans ready to play the games in South Africa if the situation worsens.
- Members of the UK government shouldn't be allowed to affect what happens in cricket - it should be up to the ICC only.
- England's cricket bosses would have to pay lots in compensation if the game was called off. The Zimbabwe team might also refuse to play their games in England later this year, costing loads of money in ticket refunds.
- Cricket bosses also don't see why they should be stopped from playing while lots of English businesses are still allowed to trade in Zimbabwe.
- If England don't play they will be unable to get any points from the match, a match they would expect to win. That will make it much harder to qualify for the next round.