Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
4 Dec 2021
7:20 am

A summer of sport potentially ruined: The hypocrisy is infuriating

Ken Borland

The bio-secure bubbles that South African sporting bodies have put in place have proven to be exceptionally safe.

Last year's white-ball ODI series between the Proteas and England, set for Boland Park in Paarl, was abandoned after an 'outbreak' of coronavirus. Will this summer's SA cricket schedule again be ruined? Picture: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images/Getty Images

What should have been a great summer of cricket, golf and rugby in South Africa is being threatened by the Omicron variant of Covid, which is an annoyance us sports lovers are getting used to. But what really angers me is the superior, hypocritical attitude of many overseas administrators and professionals. The bio-secure bubbles that South African sporting bodies have put in place have proven to be exceptionally safe, a credit to the outstanding scientists and doctors we have in the medical sphere. But for many of those in the West, we are in Africa and therefore all the old...