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Zimbabwe Cricket Rejects 'Neutral Venue' Proposal for Date With Scotland

Scotland bowed down to pressure from the British government to cancel its tour to Zimbabwe citing growing human rights violations

Scotland has bowed down to pressure from the British government and reversed its decision to tour Zimbabwe for the Intercontinental Cup fixture in October.

Cricket Scotland last week announced it would tour Zimbabwe, but its Government Tuesday directed the cricketing body to back off citing insufficient progress in the re-establishment of the rule of law.

Scotland joins Britain, Australia and New Zealand who have in the past called off similar tours on moral grounds.

Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Ozias Bvute told VOA Studio 7 reporter Marvellous Mhlanga- Nyahuye Scotland’s decision is disappointing, but will not influence his organization to agree to play at a neutral venue as suggested by the Scotland.