With the South African women’s cricket team performing beyond expectations and the SA Women’s Seven Team continuing to dominate, there is no better time to be a female athlete in the country. Yes, women’s sport very much lags behind, but growth is certainly not stagnating either. Read the rest here.
Dale Steyn has lapped up yet another cricketing plaudit after being named Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year for 2013. Not bad for a small town boy who preferred skateboarding to fast bowling in his early years. Read the rest here.
Jonathan Trott suffered a relapse of the condition which ruled him out of the Ashes. The same old “soft” and “weak” comments resurfaced, but burnout is far more complicated than that. Read it here.
With so little cricket on (yes, IPL, meh!) I’ve seemingly morphed into a football features writer. This on KP Boateng and his bumpy ride of choosing to play for Ghana, then not, then again and his emphatic response to racism in football. Read it here.
Sometimes The Guardian picks up stuff from The Daily Maverick and republishes them on their Africa network. This is about Yaya Toure and his comment that “African players aren’t recognised enough”. You can read it here.
A chat to Michael Holding produced this on genuine fast bowling and why it’s such a lovely thing. Published by Al Jazeera. Read it here.
I got published by The Guardian. No biggie. This for them, ignoring all the boardroom bullshit, and focussing on their chance to make history and create a legacy in the upcoming series against Australia.
Here is a column I wrote about the way CSA backtracked on their vote. And a breakdown of the sweeping changes to cricket governance.
The Aussie series is starting soon, wish it was sooner. The build up is pretty intense. Here’s something about the buzzwords for the series. Spoke to Wayne Parnell about changing his action, bowling fast and the upcoming series against the Aussies. Cricket South Africa buckled in favour of the position paper. Here’s why they walk … Read morePosition paper, Oz series, Wayne Parnell, what Russia doesn’t want you to know and the KP debacle
With the Aussie series about to start and everybody talking about Mitchell Johnson, the pressure is all on him. Column for Sport24. Cricket fans should learn from football fans in the UK and protest the current position paper. You can read about it here. Some fans in Bangladesh and Pakistan did protest, the position paper … Read morePressure on Johnson, protesting fans and England the chokers