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The Dumbing Down of Sport

Technology – Help or Hindrance? Mis-hits in cricket which carry for 6 and drives from moderate golfers exceeding 300 metres. Is this really what the modern spectator wants? There is no doubt that advances in sporting technology have appeared to

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Women’s Tennis – Worthy Equals?

Several men’s tennis players have questioned the quality of women’s tennis and suggested that women should also be playing the best of five sets. A number of women’s players would certainly be prepared to play best of five sets but

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Umpiring and Technology

In an age when technology has become a part of sport in general and cricket in particular, it is worth examining the merits or otherwise of technology as an aid to cricket umpires. One school of thought says that wherever

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Headaches for Heyneke

South Africa’s end of year rugby tour overseas must have been a rather depressing few weeks for Heyneke Meyer and for a man who suffers every sporting setback more acutely than any of the players, may mean a less than

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AB de Villiers – How Good is He?

Ask a cricket fan who the best ODI cricketer of the past decade is and on the sub-continent you might receive the reply Tendulkar or Sangakkara, in Australia, Ponting and in the West Indies, Gayle. Purely in statistical terms AB

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