|The ZIMBABWE Situation||Our
thoughts and prayers are with Zimbabwe |
- may peace, truth and justice prevail.
By Phil Mercer
The England cricket team say they have received anonymous letters threatening violence if they travel to Zimbabwe for next month's World Cup.
The decision to play in Zimbabwe has not pleased everyone
The chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, David Morgan, has told the BBC team members received the threats at their hotel earlier this week in Sydney as they prepared for the finals of the VB Series against Australia.
The ECB has said England could still boycott their opening World Cup match in Harare if the security situation in Zimbabwe continues to deteriorate.
The threatening letters warned of violent consequences if England travelled to Zimbabwe.
They claimed there would be riots and disturbances before and during the game in Harare.
Morgan said the enthusiasm of the 15-man squad to fulfil the fixture was rapidly diminishing.
He said a number of players had once again expressed real concerns over the moral issues surrounding their tour to southern Africa.
The chairman was alerted to the threats made to the England team by the captain, Nasser Hussain, ahead of the meeting of the International Cricket Council.
It decided the six World Cup matches scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe would still be played.
England's cricket chiefs, however, are still not convinced it will be safe for their side to travel to Harare in three weeks' time.
Mr Morgan said he believed the security situation there was getting worse. It was being monitored, he said, on a daily basis.
The ICC board will reconvene next week to continue its discussions on the safety of players.
If it decides the situation has stabilised, the ECB has said England will travel to Zimbabwe.
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WOZA says, ‘Enough is enough’. Women must begin to talk about problems in our country , they must press for transparent discussion and accountability. It is in the homes of Zimbabwe that bear the brunt of the current crisis. We seek not feminist ideals - we seek to defend the Social Fabric of Zimbabwe.
WE WILL BEGIN WITH PRAYER AND MEDITATION AND THEN DISCUSS WOMEN'S ROLE IN THE CURRENT CRISIS AND SUGGEST THE ACTIVITIES OF WOZA.Are you aware that the latest shortage is BIRTH CONTROL tablets. What will our women do? An unfortunate statistic according to the South African government statistics, 57 304 babies lost their lives through abortions in 2001. What is the Zimbabwean figure and how will the birth control table shortage impact?
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