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Why did ICC Suspend Zimbabwe Cricket..?

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The ICC Board unanimously decided to freeze funding to National Governing Body, Zimbabwe Cricket and ban the Southern African country’s teams from international events.

What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC Constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked”, says an Official of ICC Zimbabwe’s Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) suspended Zimbabwe Cricket last month, putting the National Cricket Board on a collision course with the ICC.

Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the recent 50-overs World Cup, having struggled to schedule matches against the major teams in International Cricket as their financial position worsened.

The country first became a full ICC member in 1992 and enjoyed an impressive run at the 1999 World Cup, narrowly missing out on a semi-final spot "We do not take the decision to suspend a Member lightly, but we must keep our sport free from political interference," ICC Chairman, Shashank Manohar said in a statement. “Zimbabwe was suspended from the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday, with the world governing body saying the country’s Cricket Administration was not free from Government interference.