The governing body of world cricket International Cricket Council (ICC) has dealt a huge blow to Zimbabwe Cricket by suspending them with immediate effect. This was announced during its Annual Conference meeting which was held in London on Thursday.
This was officially confirmed by ICC on their Twitter handle.
The reason behind this suspension was because of Zimbabwe Cricket's failure to fulfill their responsibility of making sure that there is no interference from the government in its administration.
To make matters worse, the suspension will have severe consequences as it will not only freeze funding to Zimbabwe Cricket but the representative teams will also be refrained from participating in any ICC events.
While ICC's decision has ended up disappointing the cricket fans, even the Zimbabwe cricketers are extremely sad and have come forward to express their disappointment on social media.
Former Zimbabwe skipper Brendan Taylor took to Twitter and said that he was heartbroken at ICC's verdict and that they had left hundreds of honest people, players, support staff, ground staff totally devoted to Zimbabwe Cricket unemployed.
Zimbabwe all-rounder Sikander Raza also reminded the governing body of world cricket about the consequences that Zimbabwe Cricket will face due to that one decision. He also added that it was certainly not the way he wanted to say goodbye to international cricket.
Batsman Solomon Mire officially announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after knowing about ICC's verdict.
The 29-year-old took to Facebook and made the official announcement.