WC 2003 - Olonga receives shock recall for Super Six tie vs Kenya

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2003, 22:33 [IST]
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Bloemfontein: Fast bowler Henry Olonga, who had been dropped by Zimbabwe for his anti-Robert Mugabe protest, was handed a shock recall on Wednesday for the Super Six clash against Kenya.Olonga played in the opening match of the tournament against Namibia in Harare on February 10 but was immediately axed after he joined teammate Andy Flower in wearing a black armband to register their anger at conditions in Zimbabwe.The 26-year-old has taken the place of injured leg spinner Brian Murphy in a match Zimbabwe must win if it is to keep alive its hopes of making it to the semi-finals.Just two days ago, Olonga claimed he had been banned from talking about his protest on orders from the very top of the regime. "I would love to talk to you guys but I am not allowed to," Olonga said at Goodyear Park."You can guess who has got the power to prevent me from speaking to you."Copyright AFP 2001

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