I have every sympathy for

I have every sympathy for Nasser Hussain. The whole issue has been handled terribly, right from governmental level downwards. Cricket should not be mixed with politics, in my view – sport is a great opportunity to see past the things that divide people and to build bridges between people and nations. In fact, I think that a cricket match in Zimbabwe, with its attendant media circus, would have drawn attention to that country. But to hold it there clearly became impossible, and the players have been left to pick up the tab in sporting terms for trying to protect their own safety. All wrong.