from India Insight:

Bowlers put pressure on team India, batting holds key in World Cup

January 28, 2015

The India cricket team's opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has spent more time in the dressing room than the crease lately. The extended poor form of the left-hander, who saw a dream run with his batting back in 2013, is one of the major concerns as India embarks on a journey to defend their cricket world cup title.

from The Great Debate:

Why the Palestinian Authority may never take Israel to court

By Salma Karmi-Ayyoub
January 6, 2015

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures as he speaks during the opening ceremony of "Jerusalem in Memory" exhibition in the West Bank city of Ramallah

The Palestinian Authority has finally applied to join the International Criminal Court, after months of threatening to do so. But will the PA use the court to hold Israel to account for potential war crimes?

from India Insight:

2014: A year of leagues for Indian sports

December 23, 2014

Club owners and other league officials pose for a picture during the emblem-unveiling ceremony of Indian Super League in Mumbai August 28, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

It rained sports leagues in India in an eventful 2014 that also saw the country’s cricket board join hands with Australia and England to take charge of the game’s administration.

from Africa News blog:

Is Africa Union justified in moving its summit to Ethiopia

June 20, 2012

The African Union has moved its July summit to the Ethiopian capital after Malawi blocked the attendance of Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC), the bloc said

from Africa News blog:

Has Kenya learned from the 2007/2008 post-election violence?

February 15, 2012

By Isaac Esipisu

Kenya is set to hold in December of this year its first elections since the 2007 vote that was marred by deadly violence. The east African country's election will come under intense scrutiny because it will be the first under a new constitution and the first since the 2007 poll in which more than 1,220 people were killed, mostly in post-election violence.

from Left field:

Wanderers test will not match Newlands. But for better or worse?

November 14, 2011

Last week's crazy Cape Town test match between South Africa and Australia, where 23 wickets fell in a day and the visitors narrowly avoided the lowest ever test score, will go down in cricket's esteemed annals.

from India Insight:

Doesn’t anyone love the underdog anymore?

April 7, 2011

It is said that everyone loves the underdog. You can't fault Ireland if they disagree.

from Photographers' Blog:

Cricket snippets

March 2, 2011

We're into March, and the ICC Cricket World Cup is well under way. Just 32 more days to go (yes, thirty-two!) until the tournament comes to a close with a final showdown in Mumbai on April 2.

from India Insight:

Cricket going global? Think again

February 17, 2011

As the cricket World Cup gets under way, the jury is out on the relevance of such a tournament in a developing region, and for a sport played seriously in only a dozen countries.

from Africa News blog:

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t

August 15, 2010

UNAMIDincampDarfur's joint U.N.-African Union peacekeepers face a dilemma in Darfur which could shape the future of the world's largest U.N.-funded force.