September 28, 2009

ICC Intercontinental Cup

Scotland to face Zimbabwe in Dubai?

Martin Williamson

The Scotsman has reported that Scotland’s ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Zimbabwe A is likely to be played in Dubai. If so, that would avoid the politically difficult situation of Scotland playing in Harare and the even more troublesome prospect of hosting the game in Scotland given the government’s hardline towards allowing teams from Zimbabwe into the UK. Peter Chingoka, the Zimbabwe Cricket chairman, and Ozias Bvute, the chief executive, are both barred from entering the European Union because of their links to the Mugabe regime.

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Posted by Tom on (November 14, 2009, 16:11 GMT)

hi as an Australian i agree with Josh afghan, ICC should tell other test teams to play with afghanistan because afghanistan has a very good team they are like test players and compare to other associates afghanistan has much more fan following all over the world they have fans like test teams I wish them that soon they become test team thanks

Posted by Josh Afghan on (October 12, 2009, 5:38 GMT)

Hey dude's all i read today about zim n scotland what happen to afghanistan vs ireland match they were playing on 12 of oct???? in dubai? any news guys? they should allow the new teams of icc to play more cricket against the permanent memebers, we all wait days and months for the new oneday side's to play but icc dont give them the aportunities to play more cricket, like afghanistan should play more international cricket and put it live on tv for ppl of afghanistan

Posted by mark on (October 9, 2009, 16:35 GMT)

Rob Davison,its sad the world has been made to believe that the guys in zim cricket are appointed by anyone, that is totally false....its all political rhetoric..the guys were there since 1992(when zim got test status), only when zanu got into trouble with the west did the guys become devils, remember the guys even sit on ICC commitees and boards, I dont know how ICC would be told what to do by silly old Bob....Just shedding light as this has been used as an excuse for guys to get political milage.....period

Posted by Arif Adnan on (October 9, 2009, 13:55 GMT)

Scotland should go Zimbabwe , as Zimbabwe got same rights as Scotland, No fake excuses in game please

Posted by Tawac on (October 7, 2009, 8:14 GMT)

I agree with you Mark. We all live in an unperfect way. Dubai is not a democracy. But I think whats important is for Zimbabwe to play more games. This is the only way they game regain their place in the cricketing world. Politics is part of the world we live in. Its a shame that Zimbabwe will not take it lay down.

Posted by Tawac on (October 7, 2009, 8:14 GMT)

I agree with you Mark. We all live in an unperfect way. Dubai is not a democracy. But I think whats important is for Zimbabwe to play more games. This is the only way they game regain their place in the cricketing world. Politics is part of the world we live in. Its a shame that Zimbabwe will not take it lay down.

Posted by mark on (October 3, 2009, 5:04 GMT)

I'm always surprised by this thing of guys saying they dont want to play in zimbabwe, but they will play in kenya or Dubai.....funny is Dubai e democracy....NO!!Cricket should just be left as a sport no politics.....Zimbabwe would have had a very very good team had it not been for politics!!!their u-19s will sure whack the scots now that the young fellas know how to play 4day games

Posted by ankur nehru on (October 1, 2009, 10:43 GMT)

we must support upcoming teams and provide them with exposure to top teams.then only they can improve.remember scotland nearly stunned new zealand in t20 world cup

Posted by edward choto on (October 1, 2009, 10:32 GMT)

there are inconsistancies in the way the cricket community handle member countries. let Zimbabwe play more cricket.other members are guiltyof graver offences

Posted by littont on (September 30, 2009, 12:16 GMT)

Like the hiding they gave Afghanistan? Not necessarily arguing that Scotland will win but Zimbabwe A have hardly proved be a great team in this competition so far!

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Martin Williamson
Executive editor Martin Williamson joined the Wisden website in its planning stages in 2001 after failing to make his millions in the internet boom when managing editor of Sportal. Before that he was in charge of Sky Sports Online and helped launch and run Sky News Online. With a preference for all things old (except his wife and children), he has recently confounded colleagues by displaying an uncharacteristic fondness for Twenty20 cricket. His enthusiasm for the game is sadly not matched by his ability, but he remains convinced that he might be a late developer and perseveres in the hope of an England call-up with his middle-order batting and non-spinning offbreaks. He is now managing editor of ESPN EMEA Digital Group as well as his Cricinfo responsibilities.

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