Articles by Telford Vice
Jul 15, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: After Eoin Morgan and Co's title glory, time is ripe for England to take the sport back from 'suits'Do not waver, England. Tell the suits you want cricket back on terrestrial television. Tell state schools to start offering the game to their students. Tell the newspapers that football doesn’t deserve the back page just because it’s football.
Jul 14, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Despite England being on cusp of cricketing glory, sport still takes backseat in football-mad nationCricket, once the epitome of mainstream Englishness, has slipped out of sight, out of mind in modern, mainstream England. Instead, it needs to be sought out.
Jul 08, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Close encounters with kind people of Manchester – India's home away from homeIt is to be hoped no hack who arrives at Manchester's Old Trafford is ever hungover or cynical enough to do something so heartless. We live in such a cold world that any warmth we can find is to be cherished.
Jul 07, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, South Africa Review: There's only one way for Proteas to go after another sorry campaign, and it's not upLater this year, South Africa will go off to their theatre of nightmares, India, to play three T20s and as many Tests. That’s quite enough to have to deal with, but there’s still more. The game in South Africa seems determined to eat itself alive. At least, off the field.
Jun 25, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Kagiso Rabada saga hard evidence that IPL is brightest part of cricket's futureThe IPL is rising, fast. Nothing can stop it. Nothing will stop it. And nothing should try to stop it. You know it, I know it. Most pertinently, players like Rabada know it.
Jun 24, 2019
Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bunch of walking dead Proteas stumble from indifference to ignominyThe current South Africa team has lost an important part of their South Africaness. They have worn their failures at this tournament too casually, and tried to explain them away too glibly.
Jun 20, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Why do South Africa play so far below themselves? Because that's just what they doSouth Africans have asked themselves tough questions for too many years. And the closest some of us can get to an answer is that South Africa expect to do badly in tournaments because, well, that’s just what South Africans do.
Jun 16, 2019
South Africa vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Proteas show improvement in terms of stability and purpose to put campaign back on trackAfter consecutive defeats, South Africa needed something special to set them straight. They needed to know that they were as good as they thought they were. They needed Afghanistan.
Jun 11, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Down and almost out, South Africa should use this tournament to take hard look at themselvesSouth Africa look likely to soon have to write off this World Cup as a failure in terms of winning a trophy, but in years to come they could hold up the tournament as the place where they finally looked in the mirror.
Jun 07, 2019
Maddening mystery of South African genius: Will the real AB de Villiers please stand up?It’s difficult to escape the conclusion that de Villiers isn’t just about scoring runs every which way, taking ridiculous catches, and helping teams surge to victory — and that he is instead about ego and money.