The world waited (well the few remaining English cricket fans left in Blighty) to hear the verdict from the English Cricket Board (ECB) this week on the team's Zimbabwe tour.

Last week, it looked as though the ECB would face "unlimited liability" for any cancellation - plus it had no cover for political risk. The final bill could have run into tens of millions of pounds when the merchandising and team sponsorship deals were added to the mix.

But, without the government's backing, the ECB was left with little choice and announced the team's intention to play.

Some insurers may breathe a sigh of relief, but the question is: who is brave enough to insure the Barmy Army hordes booking their tickets to the troubled African state?