Wednesday, June 29, 2005

cricket more important than civil rights

New Zealand's cricket team will play Zimbabwe...can't have public pressure stop the games...

Zimbabwe Cricket yesterday continued to insist the tour should go ahead.

Chairman Peter Chingoka told Radio New Zealand's Nine to Noon programme all cricketing countries had obligations to ensure tours went ahead. He said the ICC had not stepped in to stop other tours.

Mr Chingoka refused to answer questions about the human rights abuses in Zimbabwe and the bulldozing of homes which has left more than 200,000 homeless.

Hey: I have a great idea...why don't the players leave their hotel and visit Sister Patricia's now destroyed HIV clinic, and give her a BIG CHECK....naah...can't have politics in the game...

He said he was a cricket administrator, not an expert on such things.

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