10 March 2014 Sweep, sweep, sweep? There will be no commission of inquiry to investigate the alleged corruption and match fixing of the Bafana Bafana friendlies in 2010. Laughable and another national sporting disgrace! President Zuma has supposedly made the decision after being advised by FIFA they have a “pending preliminary investigation on the same matter”. When the allegations surfaced back in November 2013, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula said [more]
6 March 2014 Bye-bye brilliant Biff ... Before the second test against Australia, I wrote a column, saying I had a feeling Graeme Smith would call it a day after this series. http://sportsfire.co.za/the-week-in-sa-sport-5 No, I’m not an oracle but recent developments made me think that all is not well in SA cricket and Smith had become outspoken of the system publicly – something he hadn’t done in the past. When [more]
The Springboks will face 2013 Six Nations champions Wales in two Tests in Durban and Nelspruit during the Castle Lager Incoming Series in June, followed by a once-off international against Scotland in Port Elizabeth. The fixtures were confirmed by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Wednesday. In total, the Springboks are scheduled to play 14 matches in 2014, of which 13 are Tests. The other, a [more]
Cape based SA Junior Surfing Team members raise funds to attend the ISA World Champs in Ecuador A fund-raising function will be held in Muizenberg next week to assist the six Cape based surfers who have been included in the South African Team that will travel to Ecuador at the end of March to compete in the 2014 ISA World Junior Surfing Championships. Each of the 12 [more]
Graeme Smith has retired, it’s a sad day for South African cricket. It’s no secret, I am a huge Graeme Smith fan, always have been. I get that he has detractors, everyone does but I also believe that we will only see the true effect of Graeme Smith’s greatness in time to come. Many in South Africa have been calling for his head based largely on [more]
3 March 2014 Oscar trial ... I worked at CNN in Atlanta from 1992-1999 and the Oscar trial reminds me so much of the OJ Simpson case. OJ was found not guilty of double murder. The words still ring aloud: “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” What will be the defining words from the Oscar trial? I spoke to a couple legal experts over the weekend and both said [more]
(27 February) Nice for Newlands ... Hard done by the Indian tour and no New Year’s test but Newlands are now getting a more than worthy replacement. A test series decider between the Proteas and Australia. Kyle Abbott has been called up to replace the injured Wayne Parnell but Rory Kleinveldt may get the nod ahead of Abbott and I think you may see Alviro Petersen coming back into [more]
PROTEAS WORLD CUP PREP ON TRACK, PE TO HOST BOXING DAY TEST Sunday, 23 February 2014 CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today announced a bumper programme of 23 ODI matches against five different ICC Full Member countries to intensify the build-up for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year. There could, in fact, be a 24th match if the Proteas Castle Lager ODI [more]
24 February Proteas draw level .... A speaker mentioned “bounce-back-ability” at a golf dinner recently – not sure if it’s one, two or three words but it certainly applies to the Proteas. They bounced back with authority in the 2nd test against Australia, winning it by 231 runs and it sets the table beautifully for the third and final test in Cape Town. What a final session day [more]
Senatla, Bok Sevens resume training Springbok Sevens wing Seabelo Senatla has been declared fit and has resumed training after suffering an ankle injury in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Senatla joined the Springbok Sevens in Stellenbosch after the squad who played in the United States and New Zealand received a well-deserved rest. The full Springbok Sevens training squad is now in camp again preparing for [more]
10 March 2014 Sweep, sweep, sweep? There will be no commission of inquiry to investigate...
6 March 2014 Bye-bye brilliant Biff … Before the second test against Australia, I...
Cape based SA Junior Surfing Team members raise funds to attend the ISA World Champs in...
Graeme Smith has retired, it’s a sad day for South African cricket. It’s no secret, I am...