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Zimbabwe hit with ICC suspension

19th July 2019, 07:18 by Alex Jack

Zimbabwe have been suspended by the ICC for failing to ensure there is no government interference in the sport's running.

Zimbabwe are due to take part in a T20 World Cup qualifier in October but that has been put in doubt after the recent ban was handed down by cricket's governing body.

The ICC has taken the steps to issue the punishment after the entire Zimbabwe Cricket Board was suspended by the government sports and recreation commission in June and replaced with an interim committee.

"We must keep our sport free from political interference," said ICC chairman Shashank Manohar.

"What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked."

The ICC has claimed it will review its decision to suspend Zimbabwe at a board meeting in October.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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