History of Cricket

2003


In May, Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak had another run-in with the Zimbabwe Cricket Union over team selection policies. He called the selection panel, "a big joke". Streak criticised the panel, made up of Ali Shah (convenor), Max Ebrahim (spokesman), Stephen Mangongo, John Brent, and Geoff Marsh (coach), as containing people who had never even played first-class cricket. Streak also showed concern that Shah had been commentating on television about the relative merits of the Zimbabwe players, while Ebrahim was on the ZCU board. The implication that Ebrahim was directing selection based on orders trickled down from Robert Mugabe's government was not stated, but obvious to followers of the dispute. Streak stated, "You don't always get the teams you want. It's been tough. There have been a lot of political insinuations."

The World Cup

The 2003 World Cup was held in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.

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