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· April, 2007

Stories about Sport from April, 2007

India: Incompetent Cricket Council

Almost as good as chocolate is rather miffed with the ‘Incompetent Cricket Council’. “With Australia having pretty much won the tournament (Sri Lanka needed 63 runs required from 18 balls...

Sri Lanka: Cricket and LTTE

LTTE choses to attack on the day that Sri Lanka played for World Cup. Vindicated13 says “Last night all us Sri Lankans both at home and away came together to...

Guyana: Sarwan New W.I. Captain

Voice of Guyana International is thrilled that Guyanese Ramnaresh Sarwan is “being entrusted with the arduous task of taking West Indies cricket forward”, following former captain Brian Lara's recent retirement...

Taiwan: Taiwan Refuses Olympic Torch

Michael Turton blogs about the refusal of Olympic Torch by Taiwan government, as local politicians regarded the route as “domestic”.

Cayman Islands, Jamaica: Interesting Cartoons

Writing from the Cayman Islands, Mad Bull posts three cartoons drawn by the Jamaica Gleaner’s Las May that he thought “were either funny, or interesting, or funny AND interesting, all...

Argentina: The Maradona Rumor Mill

Juan Pablo Meneses of the Crónicas Argentinas [ES] blog, which compiles all things Diego Maradona, discusses the latest death rumor that caused quite a false alarm stir, which has become...

China: Olympic Politics and Protests at the Roof of the World

The Granite Studio brought into focus Beijing's plan to include the summit of Mt. Everest as a stop for the Olympic torch. Some Tibetan activists staged a protest at the...

Caribbean: Farewell to a cricketing legend

In the early ’90s, the West Indies' dominance of the international cricket scene entered its long decline. There were fewer victories to celebrate, fewer exceptional demonstrations of the brilliance to...

Sri Lanka: An unlikely Cricket Fan

The World Cup makes an otherwise indifferent person a cricket fan. “I was surprised by my own enthusiasm because honestly I still don't care much for the sport. It being...

Barbados: Analysing 2007 CWC

Adrian Loveridge, guest authoring at Barbados Free Press, believes that “as the 2007 Cricket World Cup (CWC) event draws to a close, with the hosting of the final in Barbados...

Trinidad & Tobago: Lara is Out!

Following his team's victory over Bangladesh yesterday, beleaguered West Indies Cricket Captain Brian Lara has announced his retirement from the sport. Caribbean Beat Blog was shocked at the news, but...

Ukraine, Poland: Euro 2012

The beatroot and Vilhelm Konnander write about problems facing Poland and Ukraine as they are beginning to prepare to host Euro 2012.

Ukraine: Kyiv Developments

Foreign Notes and Ukrainiana run brief summaries of the recent developments in Ukraine; Abdymok.net posts a picture of riot police near the Central Election Committee: it may appear that Kyiv...

Barbados: Cricket Legends Give Back

Cricket Legends of Barbados, an organisation which boasts famous names like Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Everton Weekes and Wes Hall, is lending its support to former team-mates who have fallen...

Guyana: Do The Chicken!

The Jolly Spectator reports that the enthusiastic, fun-loving attitude of Irish cricket supporters (not to mention their team's unique dance moves) have made the Irish the darlings of the Caribbean:...

Brazil, Argentina: Soccer and Safe Sex

Sex and Soccer meet in Latin American as two soccer giants face off in Latin America, prompting some amusing advertisements.

Ukraine, Poland: Euro 2012

Ukraine and Poland will be hosting Euro 2012, Siberian Light reports: “Just over half of the matches in the tournament will be played in Poland but, to compensate, Ukraine will...

Trinidad & Tobago: Anamunthodo Freed

Anita Anamunthodo, mother of four-year-old Amy who was raped and beaten to death in Trinidad last year, was yesterday freed on six charges of willful neglect and child abandonment. Francomenz...

Kazakhstan: Kokpar

It's variously alled buzkashi some places, ulak in others, and “goat polo” to foreigners grasping to understand the sport. In southern Kazakhstan, they call this sport, which involves teams on...

Hungary: Euro-2012 Bid

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar and Pestcentric look at the chances that Hungary/Croatia's bid has in tomorrow's Euro-2012 vote in Cardiff.

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