Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Zims lose twice over

After all the furore over NZ's cricketers going to Zimbabwe, at the close of the First Test (won inside two days by NZ in a canter) it is apparent the tour is not just wrong morally, but a complete failure as any kind of meaningful sporting contest.

Zimbabwe's plummeting fortunes in world cricket mirror their plummeting fortunes politically, socially, individually, agriculturally and economically -- and the responsibility for all these can be sheeted home to Robert Mugabe, Thug.

Cricinfo sums up the cricketing mood, suggesting
the time has come for a change of tack and a rethink about what is being achieved by ploughing on regardless. Nobody benefited from this [cricketing] massacre, and the pitiful attendance showed that even the locals have tired of such wretched fare. This was a match of interest to nobody but the statisticians.
So why did they bother going?

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Blogger Rick said...

As I said before, the reason to keep the tour is diplomatic. To win Zim for freedom, better to have open relations than to put up a big bad wall. Furthermore, better to keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

8/09/2005 04:37:00 pm  

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