Ajinkya Rahane Captaincy may prove to be propitious

Ravi Nyayapati Amidst the buzz of the Indian Premier League (IPL) reaching a climax, cricketing history was made in Europe as Ireland hosted Pakistan in Dublin for their inaugural Test Cricket. On June 22, 2017, Afghanistan and Ireland, representing all of the island of Ireland, were granted full membership of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Right to Representation A full member…

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66 medals, great heroes, two cheats, what a time on Gold Coast!

Ravi Nyayapati A turning point beckoned for Indian sport at their recent showing at the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast, Australia, earlier this month. Indian finished the Games with a tally of 66 medals, in what was their third most successful Commonwealth Games outing. This 26 Gold Medals haul marked the event as one of country’s best sporting performances across…

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MPs want sporting structure prioritised in Auckland

Nikki Kaye and Denise Lee Auckland Council and the Government must prioritise Auckland’s sporting infrastructure to ensure that community sport is not put at risk. Auckland Council’s draft long-term plan for Youth Sport and Recreation infrastructure is inadequate. The current plan contains a capital shortfall of at least $500 million over the next ten years and does not sufficiently satisfy…

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Cheating and Corruption mar the world of sports

But New Zealand can remain as good as it is perceived Suzanne Snively The movie, ‘The Armstrong Lie,’ should have better prepared me for the Australia Cricket Scandal. Lance Armstrong’s cheating behaviour was so disturbing that I kept shaking myself during the film, hoping to wake up and find that it was a nightmare. Here was a man so determined…

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Study reveals value of sports to New Zealanders

And we need more participation by women Grant Robertson I have launched a new study by Sport NZ which explores the value of sport to New Zealanders, their communities and our country. There is no question that sport is at the heart of our national identity, but what this study tells us is that being physically active also creates happier,…

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