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England won't go to Zimbabwe: Bacher

February 11, 2003 22:17 IST

World Cup director Ali Bacher said England's World Cup match against Zimbabwe in Harare on Thursday would not go ahead.

The decision is due to be announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board at a joint press conference with the International Cricket Council around 1630 GMT.

England's players have been worried about security in Zimbabwe as well as social and political unrest.

They failed to convince tournament organisers to move the game to main hosts South Africa last week but Bacher told Reuters by phone in Johannesburg on Tuesday the game was now being put back in an attempt to find a compromise and avert an England boycott.

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Sub: england not playing in zimbabwe

its sad that england won't be playing in zimbabwe. they should have changed the venue i think.

Posted by dev

Sub: Englands Decision

This move won't be towards the interest of the game as such. England should have made their views clear much in advance. They have a ...

Posted by Mathew Koshy

Sub: good work by the white press

By continuously higlighting every small episode,the case has been blown out of proportion.By the same yard stick,Sachin and Saurav shouldnt be playing at all as ...

Posted by VIDA

Sub: This is Crazy

This is absolutely crazy......sport and politics should not and cannot be mixed. Are'nt other countries playing in Zimbabwe??....they why in the world wide web is ...

Posted by Sanjay

Sub: Politics or Sports?

It is very unconvincing that England feels any real threat in Harare - all they probably desire is a show of their political superiority.

Posted by Devashish Kumar


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