ICC meets to discuss Zimbabwe racism report

Published: Sunday, October 17, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Lahore:The International Cricket Council (ICC) met to look into a report on alleged racism in Zimbabwe cricket and review the sport's international structure, officials said.

Its findings, due to be announced on Sunday, could decide the future of cricket in Zimbabwe after a 15-player rebellion in April over alleged racism led to the suspension of its Test status.

The makeshift Zimbabwe team has been taking part in a tri-series in Pakistan also involving Sri Lanka.

"The racism probe report will be put on table on Sunday and we discussed variety of subjects on Saturday," ICC president Ehsan Mani told AFP.

Also under discussion was a dramatic shake-up of international cricket, including a proposal to limit Zimbabwe and Bangladesh to playing only home Tests, an official said.

Since gaining Test status in 2000, Bangladesh have not won any of its 30 Tests while Zimbabwe have lost 13 successive one-day games since April.

"It may be that there is an option for radical change to the structure. We set out to challenge the current thinking and assumptions," ICC chief Malcolm Speed said last month.

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