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Last Updated:  Thursday, 20 February, 2003, 16:03 GMT
Olonga expelled from club
Andy Flower and Henry Olonga
Both Flower and Olonga put their careers at stake
Zimbabwe fast bowler Henry Olonga has been thrown out of his domestic cricket club following his political protest at the World Cup.

He has had his membership of Takashinga Cricket Club withdrawn after wearing a black armband during the match against Namibia on 10 February.

The club claimed Olonga "brought the game of cricket and the club into disrepute" through his protest.

Olonga was showing his opposition to the regime of Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe.

He and fellow protester Andy Flower described recent events in Zimbabwe had caused "the death of democracy in our beloved country".

A statement from the Takashinga club read: "The disciplinary committee has decided that Henry Olonga's membership be withdrawn.

"By wearing the black armband, Henry has not only brought the game of cricket and the club into disrepute.

"He has also compromised one of the club's major objectives of embracing the ethical and professional demands of the game of cricket."





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