Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Test cricketer and tenor entertains the crowd

A FORMER professional cricketer for Zimbabwe joined the Aliquando Choir for a charity concert in Henley.

Henry Olonga, who played Test cricket for Zimbabwe and domestic first-class cricket in Zimbabwe for Mashonaland and Manicaland, performed with the choir at Christ Church in Reading Road.

The tenor gained international recognition in 2003 when he wore a black armband during a Cricket World Cup match to protest against the policies of Zimbabwe’s government, led by Robert Mugabe.

This forced him to retire from international cricket and go into temporary hiding after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of treason.

Olonga, now a cricket commentator and singer, joined special guests Anne Fairbrother, the Quire of Friends and Dan Evans to perform with the choir.

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