Stories about Sport from April, 2011
Brunei: Health Promotion Blueprint
During the launching of the Health Promotion campaign in Brunei, a walkathon was organized which was participated by 6,000 people.
Zambia: Live Updates of FAZ AGM
Follow live updates of the long awaited Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) Annual General Meeting:”Kalusha [FAZ President] is calling for security now as Livingstone based Mr Kasoka is leading the petitioners. Its total confusion…. Zambia Police officers are now in.”
Greece: Protesting football fans rampage in Thessaloniki
In an unexpected flareup up of football violence, fans of two local football clubs, Iraklis and PAOK, clashed in the center of Thessaloniki, Greece on April 26, 2011. They attacked storefronts, apartments buildings and parked vehicles, while riot police flooded the downtown area with tear gas.
Caribbean: The Cricket Captaincy
“It’s very interesting to read old minutes from WICB meetings and seeing how directors scheme and hatch their plans”: WICB Expose suggests that plans for the Darren Sammy captaincy may have been “hatched since 2009″.
St. Lucia: Cricket – Symbol of Wider Malaise?
The poor state of West Indies cricket gets Sun Rain Or… wondering “where is it that we are supposed to find enough motivation day after day for us to achieve the greatness that lies stifled within?”
Kenyans Continue to Dominate International Marathons
Kenyans continue to dominate major international marathons. Kenyan runners won both London and Boston marathons. Blogger Dave Solomon criticizes IAAF's decision to deny Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai the distinction of running the world's fastest marathon at the Boston Marathon claiming that he was helped by tailwind.
India: Cricket On Overdrive
Proloy Bagchi has this to say about the hype on the game of cricket in India driven by billions of dollars in advertisement revenues: “it has become a year-round circus and is no longer a sport for the three or four winter months”.
Grenada, Caribbean: WICB Woes
Blah Bloh Blog is unimpressed with the new logo for the West Indies Cricket Team, while WICB Expose renames the Calypso Cup the “Collapso Cup”.
China: Cleaning Up Shenzhen
Mary Ann O'Donnell blogs about the recent urban cleansing movement in Shenzhen, which has rid 80,000 “dangerous people” out of Shenzhen city. While most of the mainstream media praised the city government's effort, critical voices can only be found in Weibo.
Caribbean: Gayle's Performance
When it comes to the calibre of Chris Gayle's captaincy, WICB Expose says, tongue-in-cheek, that “we don’t know who to believe.”
Two Barbadian blogs take note of a new website dedicated to “all the West Indies Cricket Board dirt, all the time.”
Bhutan: Losing The National Game
Passu is worried that archery, the national game of Bhutan may go into oblivion soon.
India: Billions Celebrate Cricket World Cup Victory
On Saturday, 2nd April 2011, India's cricket team - the Men in Blue created history in Mumbai's Wankhede stadium when they beat Sri Lanka by six wickets to triumphantly lift the cricket World Cup trophy. We bring you images that capture the mood of the jubilant team and their fans.
India: Logics Against Cash Awards To Sportsmen
Indian state governments have lined up to shower cash prizes and land allocations on the members of Indian cricket team, who recently won the Cricket World Cup 2011. Nitin Pai at The Acorn is against this medieval-style patronage of sportsmen at public expense.
Indian Cricket: A Journey Towards Excellence
Sidvee reflects on the past imperfections and the recent journey towards excellence of Indian cricket as India wins the 2011 cricket world cup.
India: Celebrating The Cricket World Cup Win
At the midnight of 2nd/3rd April 2011 many Indians are out on the streets of all the cities, towns and villages celebrating their team's winning of the Cricket World Cup 2011. Jaya Jha at Miles to go notices that the things that bring people together are mostly not the ones...
Indonesian Football Mired in Controversy
There is a leadership dispute in the Indonesian football association which has disappointed football players and fans. Netizens want leaders to settle the issue and focus instead on improving the quality of games for the benefit of the public.
Bangladesh: Pedaling The Path To Empowerment
Rudmila Rahman writes about the initiative of a group of thirty passionate women from diverse walks to life, who “got on their bicycles and rode through Dhaka to promote bicycles as an alternative means of mobility for women in Bangladesh.”