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Omar Henry

'I considered myself a pioneer'

Dec 1, 2004: Omar Henry was nearly 41 when he made his Test debut against India at Durban in 1992-93, after representing South Africa in a few rebel Tests in the mid-1980s

Dileep Premachandran

July 2004 - English rebel tour to South Africa, 1989

Rebels take a step too far

Jun 28, 2004: The 1980s was the era of rebel tours

Nick Hoult

Krish Mackerdhuj 1939-2004

The smiling face of South African cricket

May 26, 2004: Cricket lost one of its most dedicated and colourful servants on Wednesday when Krish Mackerdhuj, the first black president of South Africa's United Cricket Board (UCB), died in hospital in Durban

Telford Vice

Ali Bacher

'I'm not going to retire'

Apr 14, 2004: Ali Bacher talks about his new book ..

Nagraj Gollapudi

Beyond the boundary

Bacher chosen to deliver Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture

Jan 2, 2004: Dr

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Poacher-turned-gamekeeper

May 24, 2003: 1942 Birth of the Godfather of South African cricket

Rob Smyth

Bacher asks England to make up their mind quickly

Feb 11, 2003: Dr Ali Bacher, executive director of the 2003 World Cup, has made an urgent and passionate call to the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) CEO Tim Lamb to announce a final decision on whether his team will play in Zimbabwe or not

CricInfo

Australians won't have to shake Mugabe's hand: Bacher

Jan 31, 2003: POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa, Jan 31 AAP - World Cup boss Ali Bacher has vowed to protect Australian captain Ricky Ponting and his players from shaking the hand of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe

Will Swanton

Bacher gets honorary law degree from Wits University

Nov 30, 2001: Dr Ali Bacher, executive director of the ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa in 2003, today received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg

Rodney Hartman

ICC chief 'impressed' with World Cup preparations

Aug 17, 2001: Malcolm Speed, chief executive officer of the International Cricket Council in London, has voiced his approval for the way the 2003 Cricket World Cup is being organised in South Africa

Rodney Hartman

World Cup a unique opportunity for SA

Aug 7, 2001: South Africa had a unique opportunity to market itself globally during a 35-day peak period of the 2003 Cricket World Cup, the tournament's executive director Dr Ali Bacher said on Tuesday

Rodney Hartman

World Cup qualifiers to play in Namibia tournament

Jul 19, 2001: A limited overs tournament featuring 2003 Cricket World Cup qualifiers Netherlands, Namibia and Canada will be staged in Windhoek in April next year as part of vital team preparations for cricket's global showpiece in South Africa

Rodney Hartman

Black empowerment key theme for CWC 2003

Mar 4, 2001: Black empowerment is one of the key themes running through the mission statement of the 2003 World Cup policy committee and if the achievement matches the intentions the tournament could become the springboard for a massive explosion of interest in

Peter Robinson

Match-fixing investigations

Bacher refuses to appear in Pakistani court

Feb 2, 2001: Former South African cricket chief Ali Bacher will not appear in a Pakistan court to contest a R14.8-miilion libel suit brought by former umpire Javed Akhtar

Peter Robinson

CBI report: Bacher nearly says 'I told you so'

Nov 1, 2000: United Cricket Board managing director Ali Bacher just managed to avoid saying "I told you so" in response to the release of the Central Bureau of Investigation report in India on Wednesday

Peter Robinson

TV bonanza for 2003 World Cup

Aug 4, 2000: All being well, all 54 games in the 2003 World Cup will be broadcast live on terrestrial television in South Africa, said tournament director Ali Bacher this week

Peter Robinson

Didata to ticket 2003 World Cup

Aug 3, 2000: An on-line ticketing system for the 2003 World Cup is expected to be up and running during 2002, says World Cup director Ali Bacher

Peter Robinson

Now Bacher is accused of match-fixing

Jun 14, 2000: The King Commission has confirmed that it is investigating a shock allegation against United Cricket Board managing director Dr Ali Bacher by a Johannesburg attorney that he (Bacher) was involved in arrangements for the West Indies cricket team to

Bacher opens up King commission

Jun 12, 2000: Ali Bacher broadened the scope and shifted the focus of the King commission on Monday, eventually charging that cricket was under threat from Mafia-style syndicates of unscrupulous bookmakers

Peter Robinson

Match-fixing investigations

Bacher caught in game of Chinese whispers

Apr 21, 2000: An interview with UCBSA chief Dr. Ali Bacher has sent shock-waves around the cricket world

David Liverman
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