The governing body of world cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect as it failed to ensure government interference in its administration. This announcement was made during its Annual Conference meeting which was held in London on Thursday. The suspension means that it will not only freeze funding to Zimbabwe Cricket but the representative teams will also be refrained from participating in any ICC events.
Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandra Ashwin has come forward to express his disappointment. Ashwin took to Twitter and wrote that it was extremely heartbreaking news for all the Zimbabwe cricketers and their fans. The 32-year-old also highlighted about the agony of the cricketers and how their lives have been taken away from them. At the same time, the Kings XI Punjab skipper also prayed for the country to return back to its glory at the earliest.
Read Ashwin's tweet here:
Meanwhile, even the Zimbabwe cricketers have come forward to and expressed their displeasure towards ICC after their heartbreaking verdict.
Former captain Brendan Taylor and all-rounder Sikander Raza highlighted how the governing body's one verdict had ended many careers and also left people unemployed.
Saddened by this unexpected verdict, Zimbabwean batsman Solomon Mire officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The announcement was made by the 29-year-old on Facebook.