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SA Cricket on Transformation

The issue of transformation appears to attract more attention these days than the performance of our national sides, and cricket in particular. If we ignore the politicians for a moment, difficult as that might be, the view of Chris Nenzani (pictured above), the President of Cricket South Africa, makes interesting reading. An article by him […]

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Proteas ODI squad for the triangular Caribbean series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named Tabraiz Shamsi as a new cap in the Proteas ODI squad for the triangular series in the Caribbean next month against hosts, the West Indies, and Australia. He is one of three spinners included in the ODI squad to play a triangular series in the Caribbean in June. Imran […]

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SA Football shows the way

Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, on Monday said: “I have resolved to revoke the privilege of Athletics South Africa (ASA), Cricket South Africa (CSA), Netball South Africa (NSA) and South African Rugby (SARU) to host and bid for major and mega international tournaments in the Republic of South Africa as a consequence of the aforementioned federations, […]

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Are the Proteas Blooming again?

Despite claims from the England side that they would be fully motivated for the final test at Centurion, it soon became evident that the extra edge they displayed in the first three tests were lacking in the last one. It is commendable that the Proteas showed the courage to really give them a drubbing, and […]

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Where to now, Proteas?

The ticking time bomb which threatened since the departure of stalwarts like Smith, Kallis and Boucher finally exploded. Losing our number one spot in the world rankings came as no surprise. My colleague, Bobby Londt, recently shared HD Ackerman’s comment that we were only in the top spot on paper for the past year. Our […]

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Testing Times

Michael Vaughn, the former English skipper, has some interesting views in the Telegraph on the important third test between England and the Proteas at the Wanderers. Anderson and Broad will be very intimidating on a pitch where this advantage in the past usually laid with the South African bowlers. In Steyn’s absence, we lack that […]

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Currie Cup Against India?

The hotly contested tour itinerary of the Indian cricket tour later this year suggests that playing for a Currie Cup may be more apt than something milder than a Bombay special. The ructions and rumours concerning the Indian cricket tour to SA and the future of the Super 15 reminds me of the days when […]

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Rugby Colours & Onto the real deal

I could not help thinking of Donavan’s memorable song “Colours” when contemplating this column. While the Bulls hogged the lime(?)light for obvious reasons, a few other factors related to hues also raised some eyebrows, and some cards. Was Hougaard’s red card justified? With my limited knowledge, perhaps the new white card would have been more […]

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Levi stars for Cobras

Pitched online by Bobby The Cobras, as predicted, won the Final of the 1-Day Cup. What was refreshing from this win for the Cobras was that Richard Levi stood up in this all important game and played a controlled innings to lead his side to a well-deserved victory. Owais Shah supported him well and can […]

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