R2-million prize money boost for SA’s four-day domestic competition

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

Graham Onions interview

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.

Racism in Russian football: when ugliness becomes the norm

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

Soccer: Playing hardball with head injuries

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