I had a meeting with the former US Ambassador to Bangladesh today (to give the source of the story rather than to namedrop) and the conversation got around to two of my favorite topics, cricket and Zimbabwe.
He told me the story of when he was in Zimbabwe in 91 during the Commonwealth Conference that there was a game of cricket that a number of the Heads of Government (including John Major) and High Commisioners played in as a celebration of the game and the bonds between the Commonwealth nations (Mugabe watched but did not play but he thought some WI leaders, amongst others, were involved).
I was suprised that I had not heard of this. Sounded like an interesting and very newsworthy event. So I have googled and all I can find is the odd quote from Major about the event
So my questions are, do any of our more senior posters recall this event? Has anyone read books that mention the event? Does anyone have any further information?Originally Posted by John Major
Do we know (or can we find out) which leaders played? Do any photos exist? etc
Im interested in finding out more about this game (as it sounds pretty unique) and if people have info or want to have a dig around then that would be great.