ARCATA >> If there’s anybody on the Humboldt State football roster who can almost instantaneously spot a difference in Robert Webber, it’s Chase Krivashei.Be it in high school or now college, the rapport between Krivashei and Webber has been ever-constant, ever-growing as the years have gone by.That means when Krivashei tells you that he can see a difference in Webber, you take notice.“I can just tell he’s feeling a lot more comfortable out there,” Krivashei said early in training camp last …
South African cricket’s many colours mix uneasilyThe Centurion: Its “historical allies” in India may have been dewy eyed at the stirring support in cricket’s Dennessgate crisis, but the United Cricket Board (UCB) of South Africa is coming to live with the realisation that its damage control exercise may end up,South African cricket’s many colours mix uneasilyThe Centurion: Its “historical allies” in India may have been dewy eyed at the stirring support in cricket’s Dennessgate crisis, but the United Cricket Board (UCB) of South Africa is coming to live with the realisation that its damage control exercise may end up doing more damage than anticipated. While UCB officials maintain that they had little choice but to support the Indians due to financial and political pressures, the noises coming from the Board indicate that more rumbling is to follow.In a country where Hansie Cronje’s betrayal was taken very personally, the Johannesburg Star thundered that the UCB had misjudged the situation at every level, including the moral.It had therefore abandoned the right to stand on judgement on any issue anymore. “The UCB has weakened its own stance regarding the Hansie Cronje scandal. The moral rectitude practised now seems rather unconvincing. It has undermined the position of a governing body of the sport to such an extent that any future pleas will seem almost laughable,” wrote the daily. Many believe that the current chorus of disapproval of the UCB’s actions is part of a campaign targeted at the new UCB chief executive Gerald Majola, who has rivals in the Asian lobby of the Board.The South African team may be predominantly white today but the Board is a more mixed, with enough representations of white, black and Asian interests. The Indian predicament and the case for standing up to Mike Denness is now secondary.advertisementAt the top of South African minds is alarm that the UCB is aligning itself with the new rebel forces of international cricket a perception that has the most disturbing associations here.While UCB President Pery Sonn maintained his Board had not defied ICC, followers of that school of thought are very few.