2 December 2010

Interesting point from history

We cricketers are proud of the role the sport played in the eventual abolition of apartheid in South Africa but I see from today's Times, which has a repint of the edition that announced that we'd been awarded the 1966 World Cup, that at the same meeting FIFA told the football authority of that country that it neeeded to fall into line with its non-discriminatory policy within 12 months or be removed from membership. And we all thought that FIFA made the ICC look speedy !

1 comment:

Andrew said...

FIFA has a good track record with that sort of thing, in recent times they've been very quick to tackle issues such as political interference in the running of national FAs around the world, usually by banning the national side in question until their government backs off. The contrast with the ICC's approach to, say, Zimbabwe, is stark.