Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) decision to suspend their supportive relationship with Zimbabwean cricket has been a long time coming. No longer can Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) take part in domestic competitions, send students to the Academy or rely on CSA to watch their back. Previously CSA officials have been willing to play the game on Zimbabwe’s terms, pretending that it is all about post-colonial reconstruction, reminding all and sundry that Africa is not run along the lines favoured by the Bloomsbury set and pointing out that black Africans are brothers in blood and must not be driven apart. Politics is about whether you vote Labour or Liberal, ANC or IFP, Republican or Democrat, MDC or (heaven forfend) Zanu-PF. It is about the eternal debate between right, left and centre. And it is all a matter of opinion. No sensible person allows politics to affect their judgment of another.