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Home > Cricket > World Cup 2003 > Reuters > Report

Zimbabwe selector quits

March 12, 2003 12:34 IST

Zimbabwe cricket selector Andy Pycroft has resigned on the eve of the team's key World Cup Super Six match against Kenya.

"He sent in a letter of resignation today, and I have passed it on to (ZCU president) Peter Chingoka," Vince Hogg, the managing director of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union, told Reuters by phone from Harare on Tuesday.

"He has a difference of opinion with the other selectors and he also cited a lack of communication with them."

Zimbabwe need to beat Kenya in Bloemfontein on Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of reaching the World Cup semi-finals.

The team's World Cup campaign has been dogged with controversy. England forfeited their match against Zimbabwe in Harare over security concerns while Andy Flower and Henry Olonga began the World Cup by wearing black armbands to protest against President Robert Mugabe's government and what they saw as human rights abuses in the country.

Olonga has not been selected since.

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Sub: internationalization

It was not right on the part of Zimbabwe cricket selector Andy Pycroft to resign at a moment..Secondly there are hardly a handful of cricket ...


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Sub: Abuse of Human Rights

Andy Flower and Henry Olonga have done a great service to human right by displaying black armbands at a world cup match. If it would ...


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Sub: Omission of Olonga

Sorry bad luck Henry. Hondo is bowling well only in patches and is not consistently giving Streak the support he needs.Olaonga might /should have recieved ...


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Sub: Zimbabwe at 97/7 in 31 overs today (12.03.2003) against Kenya.

Zimbabwe at 97/7 in 31 overs today (12.03.2003) against Kenya. It looks that Zimb has decided to allow atleast Kenya, only the other African country ...


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Sub: RE:Zim should lose

hi, Very true observation...but we should not hope to win the world at the cost of others...We should try to win it as fairly as ...


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