Monday, February 10
Zimbabwe unrest could lead to boycott

Associated Press

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- Cricket's ruling body is uncertain whether England plans to boycott a World Cup game in Zimbabwe because of fears of violence.

The International Cricket Council first said English cricket authorities told them the team wouldn't play. The English board then denied making such a decision, and the ICC said it was unclear about England's plans.

If England does not play Thursday in the politically volatile country, it would forfeit four World Cup points. The ICC has said it is safe to play all six games in Zimbabwe. South Africa hosts 46 games and Kenya two.

England wanted the game moved to South Africa, arguing that opponents of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe have threatened to disrupt play.

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