The explosion of creativity in sport and the arts during Lockdown has been remarkable and uplifting to see, at least for the first couple of months when it was spontaneous and inspired by a desire to entertain and, in some cases, be seen. It has become a little more forced these days and, in some cases, motivated by concern about […]
Not being able to say sorry is regrettable but not having the chance to say thank you can linger just as long. It has been almost 33 years in this instance and, although the man is still alive and well, I may never get the chance. So I’ll put it in writing and, who knows, […]
It strikes me that there would be an understandable outcry if Cricket South Africa (or SA Rugby or SAFA, for that matter) went cap in hand to president Cyril Ramaphosa and asked for a small slice of the R500 billion ‘stimulus package’ if and when the time comes when their money runs out. Which is […]
The Indian Premier League has just been “postponed indefinitely” – which means it has not been cancelled. To do so would mean denying the Indian economy of an estimated $11 billion this year, money which will be desperately needed to fight not only the spread of the corona virus, but the effects it will have […]
There was scepticism about the ability of Mark Boucher and Graeme Smith to instil the sort of bloody-minded determination and resilience in the national team which characterised their own careers. And quite rightly. You can’t instil that stuff in anyone. You can hope for it, encourage it, but you can’t make it happen. But those […]
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