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World Cup No. 8: the big story

Olonga and Flower make a stand

Feb 2, 2015: It was a defining image of the 2003 tournament: two players, one black, one white, risking their lives and careers by wearing black armbands to protest injustice

Liam Brickhill


The World Cup catches political heat

Oct 31, 2014: The day in 2003 that Andy Flower and Henry Olonga took a political, and potentially dangerous, stand against the Zimbabwe government

Zimbabwe news

Andy Flower recalls armband protest

Feb 7, 2013: Andy Flower, the former Zimbabwe captain and current England team director, has spoken openly about his black armband protest at the 2003 World Cup

Firdose Moonda

Henry Olonga

'Play golf, not cricket'

Aug 11, 2012: Words of wisdom about the game? Henry Olonga's got them

Interview by Jack Wilson

Lashings v Crab? No complaints

Sep 5, 2011: What happens when a team of international vets faces off against Sheffield's finest club cricketers for charity?

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Blood, Sweat and Treason

The power of a silent plea

Dec 4, 2010: The story of a man who had the courage to stand up to a tyrant

Dileep Premachandran

Zimbabwe news

Bvute urges Olonga to return to Zimbabwe

Aug 21, 2010: Zimbabwe Cricket's managing director, Ozias Bvute, has invited former Zimbabwe cricketer Henry Olonga to return to the country and help with efforts to re-affirm Zimbabwe's standing in world cricket

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe news

Olonga asks for renewal of ties with Zimbabwe

Aug 16, 2010: Henry Olonga, the former Zimabwe fast bowler who rebelled against the oppressive Robert Mugabe regime in 2003, has called for renewed cricketing ties with his country

ESPNcricinfo staff

The search for England's new coach

A man who will lead by example

Apr 14, 2009: Andy Flower is widely expected to be unveiled this week as England's new full-time director of cricket, having overseen the team's fortunes in an interim capacity during the recent tour of the West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

2009 tour under threat

More calls for government to ban Zimbabwe

Jan 13, 2008: Former Zimbabwe fast bowler Henry Olonga and MP Kate Hoey have added to calls for the British government to ban Zimbabwe from touring in 2009

ESPNcricinfo staff

Zimbabwe Cricket

Too much, too young

Dec 7, 2007: As Zimbabwe Cricket continue to hog the limelight on and off the field, Dean du Plessis, a top cricket analyst and commentator in Zimbabwe, says the board must return to the old system of player development, and selection on merit

Steven Price

Former fast bowler says trip would send the wrong message

Olonga urges boycott of Zimbabwe tour

May 10, 2007: Henry Olonga, the former Zimbabwe fast bowler, said Australia should not go ahead with their tour of Zimbabwe later this year. Olonga said Australia's players had a chance to make "a real difference" by refusing to play

ESPNcricinfo staff


Standing up for their principles

Apr 27, 2007: Martin Williamson speaks to Henry Olonga about the black armband protest at the 2003 World Cup

Martin Williamson

Great Moments

Zimbabwe's black armband protest

Feb 26, 2007: Henry Olonga and Andy Flower mourn the "death of democracy" back home

Martin Williamson

Aurelia - Henry Olonga

Nearly breaking free

Nov 19, 2006: Apart from his cricketing career and the death threats he received in Zimbabwe - culminating in his eventual exile - Henry Olonga's other claim to fame is his music

Will Luke

The Week That Was ... October 1-8

Revolving captaincy, hair issues, and board games

Oct 9, 2006: S Rajesh looks back on The Week That Was ... October 1 to 8

S Rajesh

Beyond the pale

Why does the ICC dither on Zimbabwe?

Nov 22, 2005: Henry Olonga finds it uncanny how what is happening in Zimbabwe cricket so closely mirrors what is happening in the political arena there

Henry Olonga

Zimbabe cricket crisis

Olonga : Zimbabwe ban would be 'too late'

Aug 26, 2005: Henry Olonga has criticised calls for his country to be banned from international cricket, saying that such a move is "too late"

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand tour of Zimbabwe 2005

Olonga arrives in New Zealand

Jul 12, 2005: Henry Olonga, the former Zimbawe fast bowler, has arrived in New Zealand to try and prevent their cricket team from touring his home country.

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand in Zimbabwe 2005

Olonga to join protest against tour

Jul 10, 2005: Zimbabwe's first black Test cricketer, Henry Olonga, is to join a campaign aimed at stopping New Zealand's cricket tour of his homeland

ESPNcricinfo staff
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