It is great to see that the Australian Government (with bipartisan support) has stepped in and banned the upcoming cricket tour to Zimbabwe. In the Sydney Morning Herald, the Prime Minister was quoted as saying:
“We don’t do this lightly, but we are convinced that for the tour to go ahead there would be an enormous propaganda boost to the Mugabe regime.
“The Mugabe regime is behaving like the Gestapo towards its political opponents. The living standards in the country are probably the lowest of any in the world, you have an absolutely unbelievable rate of inflation.
“I have no doubt that if this tour goes ahead it will be an enormous boost to this grubby dictator.”
It is just a shame the the International Cricket Council (ICC) is not willing to recognise that sometimes it is important to take a stand against morally bankrupt situations.