Joburg: Cricket South Africa has suspended its bilateral agreements with Zimbabwe due to the worsening political crisis in the country, the body said Monday.
The agreements, including development and administrative programmes, as well as the participation of Zimbabwe teams in CSA's domestic competitions, have been suspended until further notice.
"In the light of the worsening situation in Zimbabwe, CSA has reviewed its position in relation to Zimbabwe cricket," said CSA President Norman Arendse.
"We have decided to suspend our bi-lateral agreements with the Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) until further notice.
"In the past, CSA has defended Zimbabwe cricket against heavy odds, but the general situation in Zimbabwe has now made this untenable."
Zimbabwe's political crisis deepened on Sunday when opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai announced he would no longer take part in a run-off election due to mounting violence against his supporters. The vote had been set for Friday.
The country is already under sanctions from the United States, Britain and other European countries. It was was recently threatened by a ban on cricket tours from former colonial power Britain.
Last year Australia banned tours by its players to Zimbabwe, which the Mugabe-led Zimbabwean government called a 'racist ploy' to kill local cricket, now dominated by black players.
CSA said it would continue to comply with International Cricket Council matches that have already been scheduled.