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Pressure mounts before semi-final

Mind games carry weight of history

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

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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

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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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Umpires need help

Bacher calls for more use of TV replays

Apr 28, 2005: Ali Bacher has said that umpires should be allowed to use television replays to help them in making lbw decisions

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

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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


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
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