Harare: Zimbabwe cricketers, including Sikandar Raza, were left shocked and heartbroken after the ICC suspended Zimbabwe cricket for government interference, a decision which they believe ended their careers and reduced the team to a bunch of strangers.
The ICC on Thursday suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect for violation of global body’s constitution which doesn’t allow any government intervention. In an emotional post in twitter, Raza said this is not how he wanted to bid goodbye to the sport.
“How one decision has made a team, strangers, How one decision has made so many people unemployed, How one decision affects so many families, How one decision has ended so many careers, Certainly not how I wanted to say goodbye to international cricket @ICC,” posted from his twitter handle.
Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor said the heartbreaking decision ended the careers of many people who have been associated with the sport in the country. “@ICC It’s heartbreaking to hear your verdict and suspend cricket in Zimbabwe. The @ZimbabweSrc has no government back round yet our Chairman is an MP?
Hundreds of honest people, players, support staff, ground staff totally devoted to ZC out of a job, just like that,” Taylor tweeted....