CRICKET

ICC Suspends Zimbabwe

The International Cricket Council suspended Zimbabwe over a failure to keep the sport free from government interference, putting in doubt their participation in qualifiers for the world T-20.

The decision means ICC funding to Zimbabwe cricket will be frozen and representative teams from the country will not be allowed to participate in any ICC events.

The move puts Zimbabwe's participation in October's men's T20 world cup qualifier in jeopardy.

The Croatia Cricket Federation and the Zambia Cricket Union have both also been suspended for continuing non-compliance with ICC membership criteria while the Moroccan Royal Cricket Federation has been expelled over continuing non-compliance.