London: The annual meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) concluded on Thursday. In the meeting, the ICC suspended Zimbabwe Cricket Board with immediate effect. The ICC issued a statement on its decision and said that the Zimbabwe Cricket has failed to create an environment of democratically elected elections and to keep the government's interference in the administration of cricket.
After the suspension, the ICC's funding will now stop and its team will not be able to participate in any ICC event. Not only that, in October this year Zimbabwe's involvement in the Men's T20 World Cup qualifier has also been under threat.
The ICC said the Zimbabwe Cricket Board will again have a re-election and its progress will be reviewed in the upcoming board meeting in October. ICC chairman Shashank Manohar said on the verdict, "We do not take any decision to ban any member, but we must keep our game free of political interference. What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious violation of the ICC Constitution and We can not allow this to continue in an arbitrary manner. The ICC wants that cricket in Zimbabwe continues in accordance with its constitution. "Http://zeenews.india.com/"
It is worth noting that last month the Sports and Entertainment Commission of Zimbabwe government suspended Zimbabwe Cricket and its caretaker managing director Givermor Makoni. The ICC has taken seriously the growing interference of the Zimbabwe government.