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Centre for Public Opinion and Democracy - Canada
Africans Assess “People’s Will” In Government
(CPOD) Jun. 28, 2004 – Many African adults in seven countries tend to believe that their views are not always respected by their governments, according to a poll by GlobeScan released by the Program on International Policy Attitudes. 56 per cent of respondents do not believe their respective countries are run by the will of the people.
Residents of the Nigeria and Zimbabwe illustrated the lowest degree of confidence, with 12 per cent and 21 per cent respectively. Conversely, 61 per cent of respondents in Ghana were content with how their country is governed.
Would you say that your country is run by the will of the people?
Source: GlobeScan / Program on International Policy Attitudes
Who are the Red Lions?
The Red Lions are a newly established Touring cricket team from Zimbabwe and will only play friendly matches. The Red Lions comprise of Zimbabwean International and First Class Cricketers. The Red Lions therefore have vast experience in the International Arena and boast an abundance of Test and One Day International Caps.
The Red Lions were formed out of a desire to promote the great game of cricket by playing matches against worthy opposition in an atmosphere of fun and frivolity. We feel this is the best way to use our combined years of experience and investment in a sport we all love.
We have chosen England as the destination for our inaugural tour because we have many friends and fans there gained from our past touring experiences.
What are our objectives?
To play friendly matches and use these fixtures as a means to raise funds for two Trusts, The Cricketers Trust and The Zimbabwe Pensioners Trust. With the continuing weakening of the Zimbabwean Currency and rampant inflation, Pensioners throughout Zimbabwe have fallen victim to the current climate. We would like to play a part in making life better for them.
To Personally thank our International Supporters in the UK, including Zimbabwean Expats in the Diaspora.
To personally get involved in visiting Schools and cricketing clubs on an informal Question and Answer basis.
have arranged two functions in Harare one being a Black Tie/Formal dinner to be
held at Chapman Golf Club on Friday 2 July 2004 – tickets are still
available. The second a golf day, which
incorporates the Zimbabwe Pensioners Fund, to be held at Borrowdale Brook Golf
course on Thursday 8 July 2004. For
more information on the above please contact Gill on 011400777 or via e-mail
NOW FOR THE BIG NAMES/ EVENTS AND VENUES.....
RED LIONS LASHINGS WORLD XI ZIMBABWE WORLD XI
HEATH STREAK RICHIE RICHARDSON ANDREW FLOWER
STUART CARLISLE MARK WAUGH MURRAY GOODWIN
CRAIG WISHART HENRY OLONGA HENRY OLONGA
GRANT FLOWER STUART WILLIAMS PAUL STRANG
TRAVIS FRIEND CHRIS HARRIS TREVOR PENNEY
ANDY BLIGNAUT JUNIOR MURRAY DOUGLAS MARILLIER
GARY BRENT SHERWIN CAMPBELL CRAIG EVANS
BARNEY ROGERS FRANKLIN ROSE GUS McKAY
RICHARD SIMMS GRANT FLOWER AND MANY MORE...
NEIL FERREIRA VASBERT DRAKES
GAVIN EWING ELDINE BAPTISTE
CHARLES COVENTRY GREG BLEWETT
SEAN ERVINE HAMISH MARSHALL
RAY PRICE RASHID LATIF
WED 14 JULY RED LIONS Vs. LASHINGS WIMBLEDON CRICKET CLUB
FRI 16 JULY RED LIONS Vs. ZIM WORLD XI WIMBLEDON CRICKET CLUB
MON 19 JULY RED LIONS GOLF DAY ROYAL WIMBLEDON (t.b.c.) WED 21 JULY RED LIONS Vs. ENGLISH XI STOWE SCHOOL
NOTE: ADDITIONAL MATCHES ARE UNDER DISCUSSION & WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED. PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS A FIXTURE AGINST THE RED LIONS.
The Red Lions hope that both Local and International Sponsors will be attracted to the Package on offer. Terms can be discussed with interested parties to attach your brand to the Red Lions.
The Red Lions would like to thank you for taking the time to read our brochure. We can assure this Tour will be entertaining and enjoyable!
If you have any questions please contact The Red Lions Committee:
Chris Venturas Clive Field
Cell: +263 91 363527 Cell: +263 91 331529
Stuart Carlisle Gillian Hatton
Cell: +263 91 226719 Cell: +263 011 400 777
UK Agent Cell: 07787953104