Now, why is this? Is it because, finally, they’ve recognised that they really shouldn’t be playing and thereby validating Mugabe’s despotic regime? Have they finally developed a conscience?
No, they’re not playing because Zimbabwe will be fielding a second-string team and the ICC won’t assign the match Test Match status.
Why are Zimbabwe fielding a second-string team? Because the first team won’t play.
Why won’t the first team play? Because Mugabe’s policies of discimination have extended even to the cricket team.
Ironic? You betcha.
Now, perhaps England will learn from this…..