- Ant Sims
Cricket South Africa once again faces a few uncertain weeks over their summer schedule. This time, the West Indies players, their board and their players’ association are all locked in a bitter pay dispute which has seen the men from the Caribbean abruptly end their tour to India. They are due to tour South Africa in December, but if the stand-off continues, that tour will be under threat. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
As fears of Ebola spreading continue to rage on, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), faces one of its biggest decisions ever. Morocco is close to withdrawing as host country, and while there are a few countries on standby, whether the tournament will actually go ahead as planned is a whole different story. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
While those in high places bang on about quotas, others are actually trying to make a small difference in the fabric of South Africa’s rugby society. Yanga Qinga and Murray Ingram run a rugby programme in Khayelitsha which gives kids – boys and girls – the opportunity to do something a little bit different and which will, hopefully, one day unearth a future South African rugby star. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
A group of men dressed in khaki apparently soured the mood at Newlands for two spectators over the weekend. Their alleged use of the “k-word” every time a South African player touched the ball has made headlines. It’s just another in a long list of race-related incidents over the last few months which continuously reminds South Africans that these things do not just happen in the comment sections of well-known websites. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
CSA concluded their AGM on Saturday with no real surprises - other than still posting a profit, despite the fact that India pulled a fast one with the incoming tour last year. There is also the promise of much, much more international cricket on home soil. ANTOINETTE MULLER picks five of the most important points.