Spoke to the BBC World Service about depression in cricket. You can listen to the show here.
Quinton de Kock is finally showing signs that he has what it takes to cut it at international level. During South Africa’s tour of the UAE, he’s looked a different player to the one who made his debut almost a year ago. It’s all down to some good old-fashioned hard work. So much hard work … Read moreThe evolution of Quinton de Kock
The four-day domestic competition in South Africa has been given a massive boost in terms of the cash up for grabs for franchises and players who perform well. Players have referred to it as “prestige returning to the four-day game” – and while there is a long way to go, it’s a small step which … Read moreR2-million prize money boost for SA’s four-day domestic competition
The South African Sports Awards dished out R65 million on a glitzy ceremony on Sunday night – money that could have been far better spent. And let’s not forget the dodgy tenders. Read the full story here.
Russell Domingo on the recent tour to the UAE, those who have influenced his coaching career and the progress he has made with the limited overs squads in such a short time. Read the full story here.
A dodgy penalty results in a late equaliser for a bigger team. How many times have we seen this? It’s time football gets its head out its arse and embraces technology. You can read the column here.
Had a lovely chat with England international Graham Onions who has signed up for the Dolphins for the season. We spoke about meeting Lance Klusener, 40 overs vs 50 overs, extra bouncers and his hopes for his international future. You can listen to the interview here.
Russian football fans are in the news again for all the wrong reasons. CSKA Moscow were punished with a partial stadium closure while Spartak Moscow fans were spotted brandishing a Swastika flag. Racism and race relations in the country is a tense topic and while it’s not football’s responsibility to act as a moral compass, … Read moreRacism in Russian football: when ugliness becomes the norm
Hugo Lloris suffered what looked like a clear concussion over the weekend. Instead of taking him off the pitch, his manager, Andre Villas-Boas, allowed him to carry on and praised his “assertiveness” to do so. This once again highlights the staggering ignorance surrounding the serious dangers around an injury which is so often ignored, especially … Read moreSoccer: Playing hardball with head injuries
For Faf du Plessis life goes on. Or it will, eventually. For now, Du Plessis and South Africa find themselves the eye of a storm in a teacup, after he pleaded guilty to ball tampering. His crime: an aggressive rubbing of a ball against the zipper of his pocket. He may have escaped with a … Read moreAnalysis: Ball tampering is a legal, not a moral issue