Cape Town: South African captain Shaun Pollock said on Friday he would be disappointed if World Cup matches in Zimbabwe did not go ahead. Responding to a question at a press conference after the second day's play in the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands, Pollock said,
"The World Cup is a special occasion. It would be a pity if it was spoilt by issues off the field." But Pollock said it would be understandable if cricket Boards respected the viewpoints of their governments. "It's their decision to make," he said, "but from my point of view it would be disappointing if that sort of thing disrupted the World Cup."