How bitcoin met the real world in Africa

Four months ago, Abolaji Odunjo made a fundamental change to his business selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos: He started paying his suppliers in bitcoin. Odunjo sources handsets and accessories from China and the United Arab Emirates. His Chinese suppliers asked to be paid in the cryptocurrency, he said, for speed…

South Africa’s Diamond Polishers Shine in Lockdown

South Africa’s diamond industry, famed for sales the world over, is looking closer to home to revive its fortunes following the coronavirus slump. Even before the new virus triggered the COVID-19 pandemic, diamond prices and demand were weak. Global economic weakness has exaggerated that and Anglo American’s De Beers unit last week reported a plunge in earnings.

ICC World Cup Twenty 20 Starts Today in Sri Lanka

The ICC World Cup Twenty 20 or the ICC World T20 starts in Sri Lanka today.  The event is held every two years.  The inagural event which was held in 2007 in South Africa was won by India.  The BCCI never whole heartedly adopted the format in 2007 and the team that was sent for…

IPL-2 starts with a bang

The second edition of the Indian Premier League started yesterday in South Africa with 2 huge upsets.  Last year’s underperformers, Mumbai Indians beat last year’s runner’s up, Chennai Super Kings. And in the 2nd match of the night, the so called “test team” of the IPL, Bangalore Royal Challengers beat defending champions Rajasthan Royals.  The…

Its been a while

The new year has not been off to a great start, at least blogging wise for me.  For some strange reason, iam not even checking my blog, visiting any other blogs or even commenting on them. Contrary to the economic conditions worldwide, am swamped with work.  On my way back home, am so tired that…

Sehwag’s bludgeoning

For all those who missed out on the Sehwag innings yesterday courtesy the “as usual” blunder by NEO Sports, here is a clip, some kind soul posted on youtube. I think the innings was utter contempt to the opposition’s bowling and reputation. At one point Sehwag was so pissed off by the negative line pursued…

Sehwag makes a mincemeat of South Africa

At the begining of the series, a South African official boasted that India would be given a thumping. I wonder what he has to say after seeing Virender Sehwag’s innings today. True, the pitch is a pathetic featherbed. But Viru, literally toyed with the bowling of a team that claims to be the best in…

India are the Under-19 World Champions

It was an awesome sunday for Indian cricket. First the seniors beat the Aussies to go 1-0 up in the CB Series best of 3 finals. Then the India Under-19 team beat South Africa to lift the ICC World Cup. Read here. Above pictures courtesy: Cricinfo +++

Racism in Cricket? Read the damning Aussie report

The noise coming out of the Australian cricket camp over its star Andrew Symonds being taunted by “monkey chants” during last week’s one-day international in Vadodara seems a bit over the top—when you consider the startling contents of an Australian government backed report that was released today. Racial abuse is prevalent across the sporting world…

We are the Champions

Yahooooooo……..   England, South Africa, Australia and now Pakistan in the Final. Yes, we beat every top team en route to win the World Cup.  We deserve this. Enjoyyyy. Am gonna hit the gym tonight to let off the steam 😉 Whoopieeeee. Guess who was in the stands? – Shah Rukh Khan himself The Indian captain…

Who will be the Twenty20 World Champion?

Will Dhoni and his boys do what a collective dream team of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid could never deliver in a lifetime? Will Dhoni be the next captain after the ‘magnificient’ Kapil Dev to ever win any form of a World Cup Cricket tournament for India? Or will the situation…