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KEVIN MCCALLUM: Commentators are voices of our sporting lives
Commentators have the easiest, hardest and most wonderful of jobs
Some years ago, I was asked by management at SuperSport if I would do an analysis on their cricket commentary team. The basic premise was to listen to them at work and give an opinion on the good, the bad and the ugly. What was working, what wasn’t and what could be changed. Sounded good to me. Easy work. Watch the telly and tell on who has been naughty and who has been nice. Except that someone told the commentators about it. I discovered this when Kepler Wessels stopped me in a press box and told me if I said bad things about him he would sort me out. He was joking. And it became an ongoing joke. I’d see Wessels and he’d clench his fist just to remind me he had been a boxer. I know Wessels was joking. I think. He once wrote a column for me when I was sports editor on the Saturday Star, until my editor told me to cut it. We replaced him with John Robbie. We don’t talk about the column any more. I never did write bad things about Wessels or, indeed, any of the rest of the SuperSport...