Tuesday, 9 August 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?

1 comment:

  1. 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.

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