International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe Cricket on Thursday with immediate effect as they failed to fulfil their obligation of ensuring that there is no interference in the administration from the government. After this incident, Zimbabwe Cricket cancelled their tour to Bangladesh for the T20 tri-series that includes Afghanistan and Bangladesh and scheduled to play in September.
However, on Monday another incident happened regarding this. ICC barred four women cricketers and a coach from the Zimbabwe Cricket from travelling to England who had selected for the Women’s Global Development Squad.
Zimbabwe Women’s Cricket Team Captain Mary-Anne Musonda and other members Anesu Mushangwe, Tasmeen Granger, Sharne Mayers were about to take part in the series and coach Adam Chifo was about to go with them. The series could have proved beneficial for the side but unfortunately, they have been barred from travelling to England as well as participating.
“As I’m sure you are aware, the ICC Board has taken the decision to suspend Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect and place a restriction on the Zimbabwe national team participating in ICC events,” Holly Colvin, the ICC Women’s Cricket Manager wrote in an email.
“Unfortunately this also extends to their participation in the Women’s Global Development Squad program, and so it is with great regret that I write to inform you that Adam as Head Coach and the four Zimbabwe players will no longer be able to take part in the UK edition of the tour next week,” she further wrote.
Due to this suspension, they will not be able to participate in any ICC events. The women’s team was about to travel to Scotland for the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers at the end of August, to earn the qualification for the mega event by winning the Qualifiers of Africa Region in May.