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Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

You just couldn't say no

Apr 21, 2014: Dr. Ali Bacher says that Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary person - in his capacity to forgive, not forget

Ali Bacher

South Africa's invincibles

Jan 30, 2014: The last time South Africa beat Australia at home was nearly 44 years ago. Four protagonists from the series remember those heady days

Firdose Moonda

Madiba and the godfather

Dec 16, 2013: With the help of Nelson Mandela, Ali Bacher took cricket into the black townships of South Africa in the 1980s

Ashley Mallett

South Africa news

'Mandela created a future for SA cricket'

Dec 6, 2013: Till 1992 there was no thought about South Africa playing in the World Cup, but Mandela's words changed that immediately. Such was the power of Mandela

Ali Bacher

Jacques Kallis and 12 other Great South African All-rounders

Celebrating South Africa's two-in-ones

Sep 10, 2013: A new book looks at a baker's dozen of the country's finest allrounders

Firdose Moonda

South Africa news

SA has produced the best allrounders - Bacher

Sep 10, 2013: South Africa is home to more world-class allrounders than any other nation, according to former Test captain and administrator Ali Bacher

Firdose Moonda


When Lara led a players' strike

Feb 23, 2013: West Indies cricket hit a new low in November 1998 when the captain and his squad refused to travel to South Africa

Martin Williamson


South Africa return the favour

Jan 1, 2011: When the time came for South Africa to host their first international series after readmission, it was only natural they pick India

Siddhartha Talya

South Africa greats hail triumph in Australia

'Absolutely incredible'

Dec 30, 2008: South Africa greats hail triumph in Australia

Nagraj Gollapudi

South Africa in Australia 2008-09

End is near for racial quotas - Bacher

Dec 13, 2008: Ali Bacher has said South Africa are almost at the "end of the road" of its racial transformation policy that was introduced in the 1990s

ESPNcricinfo staff

Should Zimbabwe be banned from international cricket?

No half-measures

Jul 4, 2008: It's the thorniest issue of recent times: should Zimbabwe be allowed to continue as a Full Member of the ICC? We asked three notable voices

Basil D'Oliveira

Dolly mixture

Jun 26, 2008: Forty summers ago a Cape Coloured South African playing for England unwittingly threw MCC into crisis over a tour to the apartheid republic

Rob Steen

Pressure mounts before semi-final

Mind games carry weight of history

Apr 23, 2007: The lead-up to the South Africa-Australia semi-final

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former UCB chief recovering well

Bacher positive after bypass operation

Dec 5, 2006: Ali Bacher, the former chief executive of the United Cricket Board, is making good progress after his second heart bypass surgery

ESPNcricinfo staff

Meeting with Ali Bacher was the final straw

Racial quotas led Pietersen to leave South Africa

Aug 30, 2006: Kevin Pietersen claimed that racial quotas forced him into making the biggest decision of his life, to quit his native South Africa and move to England

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Champions Trophy 2006-07

Bacher backs Boje over fixing claims

May 30, 2006: South Africa's former cricket supremo, Dr Ali Bacher, is convinced that Nicky Boje, one of four South African players to be charged with offences relating to match-fixing on a tour of India in 2000, has never been involved in such activities

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World Cup 2007

World Cup will help Windies tourism: Bacher

May 13, 2006: The man who successfully co-ordinated South Africa's staging of the World Cup three years ago has every confidence that the West Indies can pull off a grand event next year

Haydn Gill


Sobers's Rhodesian misjudgment

Feb 4, 2006: Martin Williamson on Garry Sobers's big mistake when he played cricket in Rhodesia

Martin Williamson

January 2006

When they were kings

Jan 1, 2006: South Africa's 4-0 clean sweep of Australia in 1969-70 showcased some of the game's all-time greats yet none of them ever played Test cricket again

Rodney Hartman

Eddie Barlow 1940-2005

Bacher mourns the passing of an inspirational allrounder

Dec 31, 2005: Ali Bacher, the former CEO of the South African board, mourned the death of Eddie Barlow, the former South African allrounder, who died after a long battle against illness

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