LectricGuitarDude (lctrc_gtr_dde) wrote in nz_in_the_world,

NZ Government vs. Zimbabwe Cricket Union

What do the members of this community think about the scheduled tour to Zimbabwe by the New Zealand Cricket team, and the reciprocal Zimbabwe tour of New Zealand?

The issue that has dominated New Zealand's cricket headlines recently is of course whether the national team should go ahead with the tour in light of reports of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. The NZ government is if the opinion that the team should not go, but stops short of disallowing the team to tour. However the government has said that it is unlikely that Zimbabwean players will receive visas to tour New Zealand.

This issue was raised by the Greens political party after reports of the demolition of illegal structures (homes to many citizens) in Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe's government. President Mugabe defends his actions.

President Mugabe is a patron of the Zimbabwe Cricket Union.

Relevant links from CricInfo.com:
Andrew McLean explores the other side of the debate
Comment - NZ in Zimbabwe - is it about morals or money-
New Zealand in Zimbabwe 2005
NZ government stops short of new legislation
New Zealand in Zimbabwe 2005

Relevant news links:
Zimbabwe crackdown leads to 'inhumane' conditions
Zimbabwe's Mugabe defends demolition policy

Olonga joins call for Zimbabwe cricket boycott
Oram backs stand on Zimbabwe
Wait and see for New Zealand Cricket
Black Caps should go - novelist
Cricket- Myths of Zimbabwe tour
Stumped By Manoeuvrings to Abuse Cricket
Proteas not to support boycott of Zimbabwe cricket
White men don't rule cricket any more
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