15.4.2019 10:39 am
They might be responding quickly to tough economic times, but they’re quickly alienating their biggest asset – the players.
There are numerous high-level figures in local cricket who are of the opinion that Cricket South Africa (CSA) could be bankrupt in two years unless they come up with a radical change of course.
The Proteas legend hasn’t lit up the league he’s supposed to carry because he’s playing too many weird shots.
We can’t do anything other than expect Bafana to be an embarrassment, but at least our other national side (and probably main one) go a long way in soothing our pain.
Rassie Erasmus has actually worked wonders in making two such fundamentally flawed players the cornerstones of his national team.
Players and coaches perform poorly in front of the world and they get chopped. But refs? Hardly ever.
And that’s potentially bad news for the Lions, South Africa’s flag-bearers for four years…
Broadcasting a sports event isn’t sticking your smart phone out the car window and pressing record.
To put that into perspective, consider that the man who started his career with the SA quick is now Indian captain and the No 1 batter in the world…
When you enter the court you are obliged to follow the rules set out, with the umpire being put in charge to make sure they are adhered to.
In Test rugby, Jedis rely too much on their superpowers … and need to learn that to be a capable soldier is a better bet at this level.
Watching the Springbok winger’s remarkable rise to stardom this season, one can only sum him up in a very unique Afrikaans way.
But the debate becomes interesting when the playing ability of the two Springbok flyhalves is compared.
The successful blueprint they’ve been following over the last five years is exactly what will keep making them bridesmaids.
It was a slog but the Lions coach has proven his worth in 2018, even if there were some fortunate circumstances.