Conflicting reports

While the cricket is on at Newlands, News24 have been trying to keep up with the (apparent) final throes* of South African (previously) fast bowler and all-round sporting ambassador, Makhaya Ntini’s test career. With limited success.

One of the great things about internet news sites is that they are updated with every single new piece of information that comes along. Thus, you get lovely anomalies like this one in the Sports headlines:

As News24 report– it’s all over for Ntini because he’s signed a contract with Middlesex. And then Ntini denies that’s the case. And both are reported.
It used to be the case that the Daily Mail newspapers could hide those embarrassingly incorrect stories by simply just publishing the best information they had to hand at deadline. But in today’s fast-paced world of internet news, it remains there; rudely demonstrating how inaccurate the journalists were.

As for the cricket, it’s been a hugely exciting day at Newlands. But I’m not there – saving leave for real sport in June and that little trip in December.

* No dodgy bowling action pun intended.

2 thoughts on “Conflicting reports

  1. This is turning into a great series. Really enjoyable.

    As for Makhaya, his days as an international cricketer is over I`m afraid. Great service but at some point it`s gotta end. His end came 2 matches too late though.
    .-= RunningGolfer´s last blog ..Russian Miner Interview =-.

  2. RunningGolfer > I presume you mean the series of posts on my blog? No? The cricket? Ah.
    Yes, indeed. Evenly matched. Lovely.
    So you would leave Ntini stranded on 99, would you?

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