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Mandela, Mugabe and The African Game of Thrones
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Mandela, Mugabe and The African Game of Thrones

Nelson Mandela and Robert Mugabe both used sport to further their political  agenda, but to dramatically different ends—one to unify an Apartheid-torn nation, the other polarise his already divided country by Leslie Xavier From rows and rows of the Holy Bible stacked at supermarkets and pavement stalls to the new-age evangelist establishments, Catholic and Protestant … Continue reading

Rasool Ends “Exposure” Tour On The Bench As India Sweep Zimbabwe Series
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Rasool Ends “Exposure” Tour On The Bench As India Sweep Zimbabwe Series

By Leslie Xavier In Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) India, as expected, completed a clean sweep of the five-match series against Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club here on Saturday (Aug. 3). A dismal performance once again from the hosts saw Virat Kohli and Co. sleep-walk through the formalities, following the same, leisurely and one-sided script of the … Continue reading

Dhoni Powers India To Tri Series Victory In The West Indies
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Dhoni Powers India To Tri Series Victory In The West Indies

Making a comeback after missing out three games due to an hamstring injury, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten 45 runs ensured that his side overcame Sri Lanka by a wicket in a cliffhanger final of the Celkon Cup tri-series tournament in the Caribbean on Thursday. The wicket-keeper batsman maintained his usual calm to smash … Continue reading

Welcoming the Ashes. And the UDRS.
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Welcoming the Ashes. And the UDRS.

The Ashes have arrived. Not just the urn. The controversies too.  And where controversies go the UDRS follows. After Jonathan Trott’s UDRS corrected dismissal in England’s second innings, the system has come under scrutiny again. In the afterglow of their afternoon batting resurrection the Aussies came hard at the England batsmen, in their second innings … Continue reading