Originally posted by anzac
[B]The thing that is really starting to get on my wick about this issue is that the politicians are trying to use cricket to do their dirty work. They are calling upon their cricket boards & the ICC to boycott Zimbabwe, yet are not prepared to take any direct / independant action themselves - I have not heard anyone say anything about any Govt taking steps re expulsion of ministers or trade / economic sanctions or any protest to the UN etc!!!!!
I completely agree with you here.
It's completely pathetic that the Governments won't take any action anywhere else, but expect the cricket teams not to play there.
Take the ECB for example - They will have to pay compensation if they don't travel (as the Government wish), however the Government won't pay this compensation. So that would be left to the ECB, to come out of spending on the grass roots of the game in the UK.
This, for want of a better word, is stupid.