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Oxfam gets 100k from beyond a gambler's grave

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Photo: Heino Kuhn of South Africa during the 2017 International T20 Series game between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Super Sport Park, Centurion Pretoria on 20 January 2017 Photo: Christiaan Kotze/BackpagePix

Cricket: Selectors reward consistency and make tough call on Cook for Test series

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Rudy Paige of South Africa celebrates a try with teammates during the 2017 International Incoming Series rugby match between SA and France on 24 June 2017 at Ellis Park Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Rugby: The Boks, the body language and the band of brothers

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Marizanne Kapp of Protea Women during the ODI match between Protea Women and New Zealand White Ferns on 11 October 2016 at the Diamond Oval Kimberley Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

Cricket: Proteas look to lay the foundations of a legacy at the World Cup

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Paul Adams, Ashwell Prince, CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat, (CSA) President, Chris Nenzani, Robin Petersen and Makhaya Ntini during the T20 Launch on 31 May 2017 at Bidvest Wanderes Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Analysis: What does the T20 Global League mean for cricket in South Africa?

By Antoinette Muller
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Explainer: What is Cricket South Africa’s T20 Global League?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Pakistani supporter waves national flags during the cricket Pakistan Super League (PSL) final between Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi, in Lahore, Pakistan, 05 March 2017. The final is held under close guard by security forces with media reporting that about 11,000 personnel has been deployed in several cordons. The Pakistan Super League consists of five franchises nominally representing cities in Pakistan. EPA/RAHAT DAR

Op-Ed: Pakistan has been masterful in squeezing teams

By Graeme Smith
Photo: AB de Villiers during the 2017 CSA Departure press conference at OR Tambo International Airport on 16 May 2017 ©Aubrey KgakatsiBackpagePix

Cricket: AB de Villiers and the burden of niceness

By Antoinette Muller
2017 ICC Champions Trophy Group B - The Oval - June 11, 2017 South Africa's AB De Villiers Action Images via Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

Protea shambles: Out-batted, out-bowled and out of another ICC event

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Delhi Daredevils batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan (back R) watches with Deccan Chargers captain and wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist (back L) as bowler Andrew Symonds (front) attempts to field his shot, in the 2009 IPL T20 semi-final cricket match between the Delhi Daredevils and the Deccan Chargers, played at SuperSport Park in Centurion, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 May 2009. EPA/JON HRUSA

Scorpio and amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: Delhi Daredevils staff member contacted Guptas for visa assistance

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Hashim Amla. One Day International Cricket. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa Proteas. Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 4 March 2017 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Champions Trophy 2017: Understated Amla steals the show in convincing opening win

By Antoinette Muller
Ben Stokes of England Bats during the Momentum One Day International 3rd match between South Africa and England at the SuperSport Park in Pretoria, South Africa on February 09, 2016. Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Champions Trophy 2017: England preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Jean-Paul Duminy celebrates with team mates after running out Santner. One Day International Cricket. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa Proteas. Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 4 March 2017 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: Champions Trophy Group B preview – fixtures, squads, head-to-head stats and more

By Antoinette Muller
Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka bowls during day one of the T20 International Australia and Sri Lanka match at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia, 17 February 2017. EPA/TRACEY NEARMY

Champions Trophy 2017: Sri Lanka preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Kane Williamson of New Zealand in action during the ICC World Cup Final Match match between Australia and New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne, Australia, 29 March 2015. EPA/JULIAN SMITH

Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali acknowledges the crowd after making fifty runs during the second one Day International (ODI) match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore, Pakistan, 29 May 2015. Zimbabwe and Pakistan play two T20 and three one-day international games in Lahore. EPA/RAHAT DAR EPA/RAHAT DAR

Champions Trophy 2017: Pakistan preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Ben Stokes of England celebrates with teammate David Wiese of South Africa during the Momentum One Day International 4th match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 12, 2016 Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Cricket: Champions Trophy Group A preview – fixtures, squads, head-to-head stats and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Jean-Paul Duminy celebrates with team mates after running out Santner. One Day International Cricket. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa Proteas. Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 4 March 2017 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: England vs South Africa ODI preview – talking points, head-to-head and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Neil Powell, Coach of South Africa during the 2016 HSBC Sevens Series South Africa Press Conference at Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, Cape Town on 8 December 2016 Photo: ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Sevens Rugby: Neil Powell writes himself into the history books with a full-circle Sevens journey

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Temba Bavuma (left) and Kagiso Rabada celebrate the wicket of England's Nick Compton (not in picture) during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: Transformation must remain a key national question for all

By Chris Nenzani
Photo: Players of New Zealand (back) perform the Haka, or war dance, as the Springboks of South Africa (front) accept the challenge before the Rugby Championship rugby union test match at Soccer City in Soweto, South Africa, 06 October 2012. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

South Africa to face New Zealand and Italy in pool stage of Rugby World Cup 2019

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Pescara’s Sulley Muntari (C-R) was  booked by referee Daniele Minelli (C-L) during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Cagliari Calcio and Pescara Calcio at Sant’Elia stadium in Cagliari, Sardinia island, Italy, 30 April 2017. Pescara's Muntari was banned for one match after protesting against racist abuse from the home crowd. The Ghanaian midfielder was booked for complaining about the abuse before walking off the pitch which earned him a second yellow card. EPA/FABIO MURRU

Racism in Football: When will authorities listen to black players and act against racism?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Stuart Baxter, coach of Supersport United during the Absa Premiership 2016/17 match between Supersport United and Bloemfontein Celtic at the Lucas Moripe Stadium, South Africa on 03 May 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

The Paper Round: Safa’s lessons in how not to appoint a coach

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge crosses the finish line to win the Rotterdam Marathon in Rotterdam, Netherlands, 13 April 2014. EPA/KOEN VAN WEEL

#Breaking2: Everything you need to know about three runners attempting the sub-two marathon

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Cuba's player Hector Olivera (R) is tagged out by South Africa’s Gift Ngoepe (L) during the match for the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Mexico City, Mexico, 08 March 2009. Photo: EPA/JOSE MENDEZ

Field of Dreams – Gift Ngoepe is exactly why we love sport and our crazy country

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Viktoria Plzen’s midfielder Frantisek Rajtoral during a training session at Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid, central Spain, 03 October 2012. Rajtoral, playing for Turkish club Gaziantepspor, was found dead in his home at Gaziantep on 23 April 2017, as media reports. They also reported that local authorities announced that Rajtoral had committed suicide. EPA/JuanJo Martin

Depression and Sport: Frantisek Rajtoral and the black dog that’s become an elephant

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Jarmila Kratochvilova (Czechoslovakia) still holds the 800m world record, 1:53:28, which she set in 1983. Only one runner ever came within a second of that time. (AP)

Explainer: European Athletics’ plan to rewrite the record books

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa celebrates a wicket with teammates Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Reporter’s notebook: Tsotsobe’s maddening fall from grace

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa Photo: ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Tsotsobe officially charged under CSA’s anti-corruption code

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa after winning the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds.  EPA/LUKAS COCH

Athletics: Broadcasting bungle a disservice and insult to South Africa’s athletes

By Antoinette Muller