Take a bite of… March 27th to April 2nd

From March 27th to April 2nd, take a moment and bite into your favourite current affairs sandwich.

New Zealand

The first hint of sportsmanship hit home when Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker was defeated by world champion Anthony Joshua. While fans of Parker claimed the referee interfered too much, the athlete accepted his defeat and admitted he could’ve done better.

Ed Sheeran finished up the New Zealand part of his world tour in Dunedin. The traffic jams proved to be worth it when fans finally got the chance to see their hero. The music will be a memory in every attendee’s mind, but the concert was truly unforgettable for a young couple after a mid-event proposal. The question was popped during The A-Team and a happy YESSSS followed.

International

Sporting shame. What started off as an attempt by the Australian team to tamper with a cricket ball to adjust the speed, turned to bans from the sport, and major national shame. Former skipper Steve Smith has been banned for a year from international cricket, with other team members getting similar punishments. The new captain of the Australian team also managed to break his thumb in the last test against South Africa. Needless to say, this week hasn’t been their best.

Furthermore, needles were found in the Commonwealth Games village. It’s unknown if the needles were used for doping purposes or actual medical reasons.

What’s next?

A cyclone is forming near the coast of Fiji, with Civil Defence keeping a close eye on the nation. Heavy rain and winds are expected to plough through the country later this week, and residents are doing all they can to stay safe.

Will more sporting shame come when the Commonwealth Games start on Wednesday? Will New Zealand take home gold medals? Which country will top the medal table? So many questions, so little time for answers.