Blasts from the past: Wasim sparks yet another SA collapse
Today in SA sports history: February 15
1966 — The SA Olympic and National Games Association decides at a meeting to send delegates to an International Olympic Committee meeting in Rome in April to fight for SA’s inclusion at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. But not everyone was agreement, with two dissenting votes on the basis that SA should not have to apologise for its existence nor “explain our internal policies”. SA had been barred from the Olympics for the first time two years earlier, being prevented from competing at Tokyo 1964 because of its racist apartheid policies.
1993 — SA’s cricketers suffer another spectacular collapse against world champions Pakistan in a tri-series ODI in East London. Chasing a rain-reduced 172 in 31 overs, SA were 151/3 when skipper Wasim Akram bowled Jonty Rhodes. SA lost their last seven wickets for just 11 runs as they were bowled out nine runs short of the target with five balls remaining. West Indies was the third team in the series.
2003 — Monelisi “Showtime” Myekeni retains his marginal IBO junior-flyweight title on points against Wyndel Janiola of the Philippines in Polokwane.
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