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Zimbabwe players denies UK visas

Published:Wednesday | April 9, 2008 | 10:03 AM

Zimbabwe have been forced out of the CLICO Under-15 International Cricket Championship, after the players were denied British visas to travel to the Caribbean via London.

Sections of the international community have exerted intense political pressure on Zimbabwe because of the tyrannical regime led by President Robert Mugabe.

Malaysia, which failed to make the original complement of eight teams, will now replace Zimbabwe in the April 10 to May 4 tournament.

Malaysia will meet hosts West Indies in the opening match.

Zimbabwean umpire, Tinaye Matare is also a doubt for the tournament after being refused a visa to enter London.