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  Cricket debate: Opposer's points
Updated 04 February 2003, 15.10

The opposer disagrees with the motion:

"This house believes that politics should be kept out of sport."

The opposer could use the points below when making their speech.

Spaces have been left for them to add points of their own:

    There are big problems in Zimbabwe and it would be wrong to play cricket there.

  • The country is run by a man called Robert Mugabe. In recent years President Mugabe has been criticised for his policy of seizing land owned by white farmers, and for using violence against people who disagree with the way he runs the country.

  • President Mugabe is the president of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union. Before the game he might want to shake the hands of the England players, which might make it look like they support his government and the way he does things.

  • Some members of the UK government have said that they would rather the England team didn't play the game, including Prime Minister Tony Blair.







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