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Cricket South Africa dedicates India series to the memory of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela © Getty Images
Nelson Mandela © Getty Images

 

Dec 6, 2013

 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday paid tribute to the African country’s founding president, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at his Johannesburg home December 5 evening at the age of 95, by dedicating the ongoing South Africa vs India series to the memory of the anti-Apartheid icon.

 

“CSA dedicates the current series against the Indian team to the memory of Mandela,” commented CSA President, Chris Nenzani, on CSA’s official website.

 

“As part of the greater South African family of former president Nelson Mandela, CSA expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Madiba, to the nation and the world,” he added.

 

“CSA joins people all over the world in wishing the Mandela family peace and comfort during this difficult time. His life must teach us to be of service to those who are in less fortunate positions than us. In doing so we shall have paid an eternal tribute to this great man. His life brought hope, stability and progress for our country. While he lived he remained a source of encouragement for all and in death his living memory will be the moral compass for this country and many generations to come.”

 

“If those who are in positions of leadership at different levels of society could only be a fraction of what Mandela was, South Africa and indeed the world would be a better place. His love for sport and his appreciation of what it could do to unify the country is legendary. He was a keen amateur boxer in his youth but he loved all sporting codes across the board and in it he saw the foundations for a healthy future for all the youth of the country.”

 

The CSA President also said that nothing gave Mandela greater pleasure than being part of the team that brought the Fifa World Cup to South Africa in 2010 and seeing what a wonderful celebration of sport, comradeship and humanity the tournament was.

 

Nelson Mandela, speaking on the occasion of the International Fair Play awards, Pretoria, South Africa, 25 June 1997: “Who could doubt that sport is a crucial window for the propagation of fair play and justice? After all, fair play is a value that is essential to sport…….Reconstruction and reconciliation, nation-building and development must go hand in hand. In this process sport is a great force for unity and reconciliation.”

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