Zimbabwe Cricket skipper, Hamilton Masakadza, has written a letter to the country’s sports minister Kirsty Coventry, saying it is pointless to argue whether the cricket body, International Cricket Council (ICC) was right or not in suspending the Southern African country.
His remarks come after the ICC has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket over allegations of political interference in the game. The suspension followed the suspension of the Zimbabwe Cricket Board by the Sports and Recreation Commission. In the letter addressed to the minister of Sports, Kirsty Coventry, Masakadza said:
It is important to note that ICC, as the world cricket governing body, has made its ruling and at this stage it is pointless to argue whether they were right or not.
At this stage, the whole issue has regrettably been reduced to a contest of who has the strongest argument or who has the power when what is at stake are human lives and the very future of the game.
Masakadza further said that some statements which were being made by some players purportedly on behalf of the senior men’s team were divisive and not the team’s official statements.
The suspension deprives Zimbabwe of all its rights as a member. It shall not receive any ICC revenue, participate in ICC events or Cricket sanctioned by the ICC and will not be able to attend or vote at any meetings.
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