Qatar-Saudi Arabia feud likely to upset World Cup 2020

Simon Chadwick Most football fans will still be reflecting on France’s win, Germany’s failure, Messi’s frustrations, Harry Kane’s goals and the rest. Yet, many of us who followed the off-field games just as closely will have found the World Cup a largely uneventful tournament. This was despite pre-tournament hyperbole that portrayed Russian president Vladimir Putin as the tyrannical leader of…

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Rugby greats make it the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Sheevas Dayal Women’s Rugby World Cup winning Captain Fiao’o Faamausili heads this year’s list of recipients of awards for service to Rugby in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Faamausili was appointed to the Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM), while former Black Fern Rochelle Martin, former Black Ferns Coach Darryl Suasua and Rugby Historian Clive Akers became Members…

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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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