Although this blog's name is inspired by Sauti Kubwa ("Big Voice"), the late lead singer of Rumba Japan, a band that played in Nairobi in the early years of this century, it won't focus unduly on Swahili nicknames, rumba music or indeed any other African issues.


Monday, 30 August 2010

Pakistani cricket

In today's FT, James Lamont and Farhan Bokhari say this about the Pakistan-cricket-and-betting-scandal:

The response to the latest apparent breach of the game’s rules will probably follow a pattern similar to Pakistan’s response to deadly terrorist attacks. There will be a hue and cry, promises of discipline and then nothing. The country, after all, has been unable to track down the killers of Benazir Bhutto, the former prime minister, and the villains who made off on motorcycles after the daylight attack on the Sri Lankans in Lahore.

As I have observed more than once before, my usual expectations from Pakistan are of a Captain Renault-style response:

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