Accuse me of having a rant if you want but I apologise if it sounds like a rant.
But if England refuse to tour Zimbabwe, then IMO the ICC should forget about fining the ECB, but instead deduct points of the Test table and drop them down to the spot that they would be at.
They should also give the points to Zimbabwe and award them the series if England dont tour. This applies to Australia or any country that refuses to tour Zimbabwe or any other country for policitcal reasons only, nothing to do with safety.
The amount of points deducted? I suggest 10-20 points, harsh? But it has to give them an incentivtive to tour.
Correct me if I am wrong but wasnt there a handshake agruement that Zimbabwe tour England last year and England do the same. And IMO to go back on an agruement is wrong and the ECB loses all creditability.
The WICB would be exempt as they may have to pull out of their tour of Australia due to schulding problems, rather then a political point of view.
Hyporcricy out of that what I wrote? Well isnt that the end product of politics? A lot of hyprocricy...