The juxtaposition of sport and politics almost always creates a moral maze from which it is extremely difficult to find the right exit. It is possible to see the financial and administrative pressures that led the England and Wales Cricket Board (EWCB) to decide yesterday to go ahead with its game against Zimbabwe in Harare in the World Cup next month. However, for the Board to justify its decision by drawing attention to the 300 UK companies which continue to trade with and in Zimbabwe is ingenuous. With the single exception of British Airways, how many of these companies are known to the general public? On the other hand cricket is an international sport with a high profile and a special significance as one of the non-political activities which helps to bind the Commonwealth together.