Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has been suspended from the International Cricket Council (ICC) membership with immediate effect, the ICC has said.
This came after the iCC board met at the Annual conference in London.
The ICC says Zimbabwe failed to fulfil their obligation to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its administration for cricket.
“We do not take the decision to suspend a Member lightly, but we must keep our sport free from political interference,” said Shashank Manohar ICC chairman.
“What has happened in Zimbabwe is a serious breach of the ICC Constitution and we cannot allow it to continue unchecked. The ICC wants cricket to continue in Zimbabwe in accordance with the ICC Constitution.”