Harare: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) has disciplined Zimbabwe opening batsman Alistair Campbell after giving an interview to the London-based 'Daily Telegraph' newspaper about racism in Zimbabwe cricket.
| A statement issued Friday by the ZCU said Campbell, a former captain of the national side, had breached the International Cricket Conference (ICC) code of conduct by making comments "detrimental to the game of cricket." Following a formal inquiry headed by a judge, Justice Muchechetere (EDS: Justice is his first name), he was banned from playing in the next two Test matches and two international One-day matches. However, the bans were suspended on condition he does not breach the code of conduct again within the next 12 months. The code concerned states, "Players or team officials shall not make any public pronouncement or media comment which is detrimental to the game of cricket or to a particular tour." Problems of race have plagued cricket for many years in terms of national team selection here. Earlier this year, the ZCU under its president Peter Chingoka set up a body to examine how more non-whites could be brought into the game and its administration at top level. |