A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

A revealing portrait of Chris Lewis’s troubled life and career

Every England all-rounder of the past forty years has, at some point or other, been labelled as ‘the new Ian Botham.’ Chris Lewis, a Guyanese born seam bowler and middle-order batsman who played 32 Tests and 53 ODIs for England, was no different. But his story went down a very different path to that of Botham. In 2008, Lewis was stopped at Gatwick Airport with three cans of cocaine in his luggage. He was sentenced to thirteen years in prison. During his first night in confinement, fearful and desperate, Lewis…

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Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

Kenyan election IT head Chris Msando found dead

The man in charge of Kenya’s computerised voting system has been found dead just days before the 8 August elections. Chris Msando, an electoral commission IT manager, had gone missing on Friday. “There was no doubt he was tortured and murdered,” said IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati. Tension is high as the presidential election is expected to be a close race between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and long-time opponent Raila Odinga. Africa Live: More on this and other stories Eight things about Kenya’s elections Uhuru Kenyatta: The ‘digital president’ Raila Odinga –…

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