§ Mr. Ancram
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last met representatives from(a) the England and Wales Cricket Board and (b) the International Cricket Council to discuss the proposed cricket tour by the England team to Zimbabwe later this year. 
§ Mr. Straw
[holding answer 23 April 2004]: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) officials have been in regular contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). At the ECB's request my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport and I will be having a meeting with the ECB on 4 May. The FCO has had no meetings with the International Cricket Council on this matter. We would be ready to do so if requested by the ECB.