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Test: Fitting TV interlude to honour selfless Proteas manager

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Goolam Rajah  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Goolam Rajah (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The lunchtime television slot during a cricket Test match tends to be taken up by detailed state-of-the-game analysis or, perhaps, a technical masterclass by a revered figure in the arena.

But SuperSport made a pleasing decision during the Wanderers clash between South Africa and India to devote some time during that interval on Wednesday to a renewed tribute to Goolam Rajah, the effervescent Johannesburg pharmacist who managed the men's national side for a generous period between the return from isolation in 1991 and 2011.

He died in the middle of 2021, aged 74, following a plucky two-month fight for his life on a ventilator after contracting Covid-19 - and tributes were plentiful and rightly generous and well-meaning at the time.

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