Referees deserve their due and our respect

Rugby is acknowledged as one of South Africa’s “big three” when it comes to discussing professional sports. The game, plus football and cricket, forms the triangle of opportunity where a person can make a decent living, if not more. If you had to draw up a list of ingredients necessary for a game of rugby…

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Sour grapes: Kaka threatens to leave Madrid after being ‘upstaged’

In a surprising twist to the story that happens every year during the transfer window, not all is well at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid, flush with fresh and expensively shipped-in talent, have a simmering team crisis on their hands … and the season hasn’t even started yet. With the arrival of Ronaldo to the…

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‘Primacy’ my ass: The ICC’s semantic coup

By Adam Wakefield The old adage states “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”. David Morgan, the ICC president, recently said that Test cricket could or would undergo serious changes by the time the clock strikes 12 and 2010 becomes 2011. This statement emerged from the background of what has now become a cliché in…

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