Bond is back

After a two-year break from international cricket Christchurch fast bowler Shane Bond, 34, is ready for a comeback starting with a one-day tri-series in Sri Lanka on September 2 and 4. Bond is currently in Chennai with New Zealand ‘A’, featuring in an Indian domestic tournament to gain useful match practice in sub-continent conditions. He took three wickets in his first outing last week. “I pushed myself as hard as I could in terms of my training, in terms of all the preparation and build-up,” he said. “I feel I’m really in good shape. I figure because I’ve had two years pretty quiet and I have got a couple of years left I don’t want to spend most of my time watching guys play, I want to just play.”


Tags: Chennai  Reuters  Shane Bond  

Tour de France Dream Ensues for Henrietta Christie

Tour de France Dream Ensues for Henrietta Christie

Pro cyclist Henrietta Christie grew up idolising the Tour de France. Now the 20-year-old New Zealander finally gets to participate, as a member of the Human Powered Health team. Wellington-born Christie…