Monday, January 31, 2005

It Ain't Cricket

This story was buried away but it's pretty scary all the same. Apparently the two umpires for the last test between South Africa and England - Steve Bucknor and Aleem Dar - received death threats on the last day of the match. The reported threat is pretty chilling: "We are going to get rid of Aleem Dar and Steve Bucknor, we are going to shoot them". Bucknor dismissed the threat in his usual impertubable way though admitted to thinking about going home to the Caribbean. What gives here? I understand all about passion and commitment but there is something rotten in the state of South African sport.


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