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Letter was a little suspect

A LETTER “Tell us the modalities please!” (Independent, April 16) from Pamberi neZimbabwe to me looks a little suspect: “The majority of us in the diaspora are here to further the interests of our country”.

face=”Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif”>They’re not. They’re there to further their own interests and perhaps those of the families they left behind; the country comes a bad third.

But do the interests of the country include channelling funds to Zimbabwe through a government agency which will surely use them for the benefit, not of the country but of the ruling Zanu PF.

And then there’s Linda Loudon’s letter “Zim cricket should reflect composition of its people”, but the whole tenor of her letter appears to be utterly against the team members that have played for Zimbabwe to date.

She seems to discount the fact that there have not been enough black players of merit so far to displace the white players, and if Zimbabwe does not field its strongest sides it will quickly find itself out of world cricket. There are enough problems in that regard now.

Or is this letter part of the foul plot revealed by Peter Chingoka that “there was a group that hatched a plot to destroy the game of cricket in this country?” (Independent, April 16).

Certainly, with the team selected for the first one day series game against Sri Lanka it seems Zimbabwe will field “greenhorns” which would render the team probably the weakest Test side ever.

Zimbabwe’s future in world cricket? Very short-lived at this rate.

PNR Silversides,


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