August 19, 2019

Zimbabwe electoral roll has 2.5 million ‘extra’ names

A secretly obtained copy of Zimbabwe's voters' roll analysed by the South African Institute of Race Relations contains some 2.5m 'extra' names than it should. One of the strangest anomolies is there are more than 41,000 people aged over 100 on the Zimbabwe roll, which if more than four times as … [Read more...]

Chelsy Davy and Prince Harry – engagement speculation mounts

In the afterglow of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's wedding, speculation is mounting about another possible royal engagement between Prince Harry and Chelsy Davy. Harry and Chelsy's relationship has followed a similar path to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. A long term relationship … [Read more...]

Dilshan named Sri Lanka cricket captain

Tillakaratne Dilshan has been appointed captain of Sri Lanka for next month's tour of England. He will captain in Tests, ODI's and Twenty20's. The opening batsman was the leading scorer during the World Cup - which Sri Lanka co-hosted along with India and Bangladesh - with 500 runs at an average … [Read more...]

Mugabe pushing ahead with black takeover of foreign companies

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe announced on Thursday that he is forging ahead with the takeover of foreign-owned companies. Zimbabwe's controversial Indigenization Law, requires foreign firms to cede at least 51 percent of their shareholding to black locals. The scheme has understandibly got … [Read more...]

Minnows thrown out of next ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC has confirmed that the 2015 World Cup will be contested by only 10 teams, with none of the International Cricket Council Associate 'minnow' nations involved. The decision was originally announced in October 2010 but contested by the Associate nations. The ICC executive board has upheld … [Read more...]

Haddin and Watson spot fixing allegation denied

Australian cricket opener Brad Haddin, has laughed off allegations of a spot fixing investigation by the ICC's Anti-Corruption and Security Unit (ACSU). The report carried by the Press Trust of India claims that Australia's Group A game against Zimbabwe in Ahmedabad was being investigated because … [Read more...]

Chris Martin ending career in style against India

All the talk around New Zealand cricketer Chris Martin going into the current Test series with India has been about his likely retirement. Turning 36 next month the New Zealand pace bowler had lost a few k's off his speed and was looking at life after cricket. This Indian series was his swansong. … [Read more...]