Cricketers arrested in Zimbabwe

Things go from bad to worse in Zimbabwe, it seems. From the BBC:

Team manager Babu Meman and players Vusi Sibanda and Waddington Mwayenga were arrested on Saturday.

They have been asked about foreign currency accounts and transactions.

It is increasingly hard to imagine that Zimbabwe can field a credible team for the forseeable future, however it is hard to imagine that ICC can act anytime soon. It is a tragic situation for Zimbabwe, in which cricket is just a small part.

Welcome back, England

Are we witnessing the return of England’s old, nasty, depressing habits? Both Robert Key, and now Vaughan, have played truly horrific shots and England are 111-4, “chasing” 501 to win. Bad start to the new year, but I suppose it wakes the series up a bit.