Dutchwoman Groenen, the first overseas player in the women's team, frequently visited the Girls' Regional Talent Club to coach young women footballers and also became an ambassador for the Johan Cruyff Foundation earlier this year. … [Read more...] about Man United’s Marcus Rashford and Jackie Groenen recognised for community efforts
Five other players - Gulam Bodi, Thami Tsolekile, Jean Symes, Ethy Mbhalati and Pumelela Matshikwe - were banned for between seven and 20 years for contriving to fix matches in the competition last season. Petersen has been given 14 days to respond to the charges. … [Read more...] about Petersen charged with fixing by CSA
Of these 104 deliveries, 78 were on a good length or just short of it and off these 78 Finch could hit no boundaries. Babies can't tell us but this must be how they feel when we're swaddling them good and tight. Our ball-by-ball for whenever Finch faced Abbas could have been a cut and paste job: "no run, good length, on off stump". Abbas got him leg-before twice but over the course of the series, he also had seven other leg-before appeals turned down. … [Read more...] about How Mohammad Abbas’ simple plan bested Aaron Finch
It is almost irrelevant that he gets the wicket at the end of it, let alone that it is a castling. Would it have been worthier to beat a defensive stroke, such as the one Mike Gatting bemusedly offered Shane Warne, or to bypass an attempt to pad away the ball? Maybe, because to beat a man when he is determined not to be beaten - as opposed to when he is determined to win - appears the harder feat. But to lull a batsman into attacking and then get him is also a triumph in the battle of personality, just in a different way to how Warne conducted it. And just for fun, try in your head to superimpose the sound of a Moin or Sarfraz to a Warne wicket: ecstasy. … [Read more...] about Yasir and Sarfraz: can we hear an ai hai hai?
There also may have been more if there had been more transparency regarding some of the business realities of the opt-out procedure. After posting on Thursday details regarding the potential wisdom of players with fully-guaranteed salaries for 2020 opting out, we caught wind of what potentially can be described as an effort by some within the league to keep that information from being widely known before the opt-out window closed. … [Read more...] about Mark Murphy: “We absolutely wanted” player opt-out rights