Zimbabwe suspended from the ICC

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Zimbabwe have been suspended from the ICC with immediate effect. ICC funding to Zimbabwe Cricket has been frozen, and representative teams from Zimbabwe will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events while under suspension, making Zimbabwe's participation in the T20 World Cup Qualifier in October highly unlikely.
 

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Bit confused as to why ICC suspension = no games allowed when the same was not true for the USA, and still isn't true for Nepal, whose cricket board has been suspended for years.

Even more confused as to why the ICC has demanded that the old (terrible and corrupt) board be reinstated. The best thing to do would be to ask for new elections.

Also curious as to how Kenya went away unscathed, even though Croatia and Zambia were also suspended and Morocco was expelled. I realise other full members with political interference, such as the one ruled by the Supreme Court (that's India if you didn't know), get a free pass anyway, but Kenya's much lower down the ranks than them.
 
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Bit confused as to why ICC suspension = no games allowed when the same was not true for the USA, and still isn't true for Nepal, whose cricket board has been suspended for years.

Even more confused as to why the ICC has demanded that the old (terrible and corrupt) board be reinstated. The best thing to do would be to ask for new elections.
That would set a very dangerous precedent for the other full-member boards.

Also curious as to how Kenya went away unscathed, even though Croatia and Zambia were also suspended and Morocco was expelled. I realise other full members with political interference, such as the one ruled by the Supreme Court (that's India if you didn't know), get a free pass anyway, but Kenya's much lower down the ranks than them.
Most boards probably have some form of political interference. Didn't John Howard once ban the Australian team from touring Zimbabwe?
 
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More news coming through suggests that Zimbabwe will not be able to participate at the World T20 Qualifier later this year, as they will not be able to challenge their suspension until October.



That would set a very dangerous precedent for the other full-member boards.
The ICC hasn't really had a habit of caring about precedent.

Most boards probably have some form of political interference. Didn't John Howard once ban the Australian team from touring Zimbabwe?
That's no really the kind of political interference they're worried about. That's more political consequences than anything.
 
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