The ICC disgraced themselves in January be threatening to penalise the Sri Lankan cricket team if they returned home early from their NZ tour – despite the fact that many players were from areas devastated by the Tsunami.
Now, they are threatening our team if they don’t continue with the tour to Zimbabwe. The problem is not new (although it is escalating) so you have to wonder how we allowed ourselves to be committed to the tour in the first place. However if we now decide that the political environment is abhorrent we should be allowed to pull out.
I very much doubt that Mugabe will be at all concerned about the complaints of a bunch of white boys but you never know.
So, this summer, when my wee fella drags out his cricket set at every opportunity I’ll still play with him, but I won’t be encouraging him into the sport formally.