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Tintin
March 22, 2005, 11:15 AM
Daily life in Zimbabwe throws up some bizarre stories, but few as odd as the one doing the rounds this week concerning the Zimbabwe Cricket Union's new logo.

Introduced in November as part of a brand re-launch, the new logo has apparently attracted the attention of the government's infamous Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) who, so the reports go, held an investigation into a possible hidden agenda.

The logo appears harmless at first glance, featuring three stumps, a white line (representing a boundary line) on a green background, and a cricket ball. But that innocence was lost on the CIO which saw more in the emblem than most. Instead of three stumps, it saw a letter M; the cricket ball became a D; and the boundary line became a C. That spelt out the initials of the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe's major opposition party.


http://uk.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/PICTURES/DB/112004/055713.jpg

http://uk.cricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/MAR/212643_ZIM_22MAR2005.html


Edited on, March 22, 2005, 4:16 PM GMT, by Tintin.

AsifTheManRahman
March 22, 2005, 11:18 AM
OMG...these guys are better than the BD Govt!!!

ei betader mone hoy r kaam kaaj nai...

btw that rope doesnt look like a C

Edited on, March 22, 2005, 4:19 PM GMT, by AsifTheManRahman.

Fazal
March 22, 2005, 12:32 PM
And who is the bird or is it shokun (eagle) or Kobutor (dove)? What that stand for? Mugabe or Freedom for Mugabe?

Spitfire_x86
March 22, 2005, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
OMG...these guys are better than the BD Govt!!!
Exactly!

BTW, the rope may look like C, if you rotate it by 180 degrees

Spitfire_x86
March 22, 2005, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by Fazal
And who is the bird or is it shokun (eagle) or Kobutor (dove)? What that stand for? Mugabe or Freedom for Mugabe?
That vulture is definately shokun (vulture) and stands for Mugabe :joy:

Shehwar
March 22, 2005, 01:14 PM
They r NUTS !

AsifTheManRahman
March 22, 2005, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
OMG...these guys are better than the BD Govt!!!
Exactly!

BTW, the rope may look like C, if you rotate it by 180 degrees

maybe the CIO are as bad in English as a two year old repeatedly writing the letter "C" with 180 degree rotation

couger
March 22, 2005, 07:42 PM
Originally posted by Spitfire_x86
Originally posted by AsifTheManRahman
OMG...these guys are better than the BD Govt!!!
Exactly!

BTW, the rope may look like C, if you rotate it by 180 degrees
:up:

Akib
March 22, 2005, 08:39 PM
OMG...these guys are better than the BD Govt!!!


OMG.... this is so true.......... I couldnt hav said it better myself....

What is happening with these people. Its just a LOGO!!!

Some people must hav been drinking when they they came up with this investigation.

bourny3
March 23, 2005, 03:16 AM
They have a good imagination.

James90
March 23, 2005, 03:27 AM
Maybe they're sober and have got it right! The bird was the old logo and I never understood it, it's on the Zimbabwean flag too

James90
March 23, 2005, 03:35 AM
Old Logos
http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/_data/objects/32969/logo_thumbnail.gif
http://www.cricketzone.com/upload/logo/zimbabwe.jpg

Orpheus
March 23, 2005, 11:02 AM
not bad imagination!! The case would have been more strong had they put the D ball where the boundary is. and make a boundary pic that actually looks like C (left portion shown instead of right)! that would have had me convinced :p