Cancelling the England vs Zimbabwe series is one thing, in fact it probably won't be a shock to anyone when that happens, but barring Zimbabwe from playing in an ICC sanctioned event.... boy oh boy, expect fireworks. I'm pretty confident the ICC will be behind Zimbabwe on this one. Will Pakistan and Kenya also be banned because of corrupt governments and human rights violations? It won't help England's cause that Zimbabwe were more than competitive in the last Twenty20, comfortably beating Australia and giving England themselves a serious run for their money.The African state is also set to be banned from the Twenty20 World Cup in England in 2009.
Thankfully this is in over a years time, and there is a (slim ) chance that MDC will be voted in in the general elections, which I would expect would alleviate the situation.
So, what will happen if Zimbabwe are banned from playing in England? Could their group be placed in a neutral venue, perhaps Holland?
This will be a very interesting (and ongoing) discussion.