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New Zealand won't play in Kenya

January 31, 2003 11:57 IST

New Zealand Cricket said on Friday that it would not send its team to Nairobi for a World Cup match against Kenya on February 21.

"The board has concluded that on the basis of the information currently available the safety and security risk for our players is too high," NZC chief executive Martin Snedden said in a statement.

The decision defied an International Cricket Council ruling that matches in Kenya and Zimbabwe will continue despite safety fears.

"The New Zealand Cricket board will give notice to the ICC that it does not believe that the decision taken by the ICC last night was reasonable.

"This is a matter which will now be resolved through legal processes," the statement added.

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Sub: new zealand won't play in kenya

this is hypocrisy of new zealand team. all others asian cricket teams and boards should support kenya at this moment. am sure england and australia ...


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Sub: NZ in Kenya?

All this depends on the confidence. Do you think is that so easy to play in an unsecured environment? Kiwis has seen the blast in ...


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Sub: dump it

English don't want to play in Zimbawe, Ausies don't want to play in Srilanka, India don't want to play in Pakistan, New Zealand don't want ...


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NZ is has the right to decide the way it did. I can well understand the NZ's decision. Kenya, unfortunately, had been politically volatile for ...


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Sub: How safe is South africa then...or NYC

The ICC should ban such nations who are fussy about playing in so called nations that they feel insecure in. I am sure South Africa ...


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