CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA

  • Cricket South Africa launches Africa T20 Cup 3 days ago

    Johannesburg: In a bid to promote the game and nurture young talent in the continent, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced a new tournament to be known as the Africa T20 Cup. The tournament featuring Zimbabwe, Kenya, Namibia, hosts South Africa and 12 CSA affiliates will run from September 4 to...
  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI 5 days ago

    Cricket South Africa (CSA) has categorically denied interfering in selection of the team's playing XI for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand last month. An official CSA statement was sent out on Saturday (April 18) following a factual examination done by three independent directors of the board. Reports over possible instructions...
  • South Africa set to get a new selection chief April 14, 2015

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is all set for a new convenor of selectors next month, with Andrew Hudson likely to be replaced in the top job. The contracts of all four panel members Hudson, Shafiek Abrahams, Hussein Manack and Linda Zondi came to an end after the 2015 World Cup...
  • Allan Donald steps down as South Africa's bowling coach April 14, 2015

    Allan Donald has stepped down as bowling coach of South Africa, confirming his departure on Tuesday after four years in the role. Donald was appointed in June 2011 as part of Gary Kirsten's management team and continued in the role under current coach Russell Domingo from August 2013. "I have had some...
  • CSA congratulates South Africa on historic Sri Lanka win July 12, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Saturday congratulated its national cricket team on the firstever oneday international series triumph in Sri Lanka. "This is a highly impressive performance as I believe our team is still developing under (coach) Russell Domingo and (captain) AB de Villiers in this World Cup year," said...
  • CSA lauds Dale Steyn on top cricket award April 9, 2014

    Cricket South Africa has lauded fast bowler Dale Steyn on being named the Leading Cricketer in the World in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which was published on Wednesday. "South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is Wisden's Leading Cricketer in the World for 2013, a year in which he...
  • CSA was not relying on IPL revenue, says Haroon Lorgat March 16, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa was not relying on the revenue that would have been generated had the latest edition of the IPL been played in South Africa, according to CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat. Lorgat told the Afrikaans daily Beeld that it made sense for India to organise the tournament closer...
  • Haroon Lorgat cleared of FTP-related charge March 13, 2014

    Dubai: The independent adjudicator appointed by the ICC has cleared Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat of alleged involvement in the FTP manipulation charges levelled against the BCCI by his one-time legal adviser at the world body. David Becker, who was the ICC legal adviser throughout Lorgat's tenure as CEO of...
  • Elgar replaces Smith in list of contracted players March 7, 2014

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has named Dean Elgar in the list of its contracted players, in place of the retired Test captain Graeme Smith. Smith, who was on the list of contracted players for 2014-15 season, retired from all forms of cricket after the third and final Test against Australia...
  • South Africa in no hurry to select new Test skipper March 6, 2014

    With their next Test series in Sri Lanka in July, Cricket South Africa (CSA) say they are in no rush to find a replacement captain for Graeme Smith, who retired from the sport at the conclusion of the third Test against Australia on Wednesday. Two candidates appear to have the strongest...
  • South Africa's fix up plans for 2015 World Cup February 24, 2014

    Mumbai: South Africa, who are in the same group as holders India in the 2015 ICC World Cup, would prepare for the mega event by playing eight ODI games in Australia as well as New Zealand, the joint Cup hosts, in October-November. South Africa, who would clash in the World Cup...
  • CSA denies being part of 'unanimous support' to ICC revamp January 29, 2014

    Johannesburg: One of the first to oppose a proposed revamp of the ICC's administrative structure, Cricket South Africa has denied the governing body's claim that there was "unanimous support" for "key principles" of the plan which would cede executive decisionmaking to India, Australia and England. "The support is subject to the...
  • ICC backs 'principles' behind cricket shakeup January 29, 2014

    London: World cricket was set for a shakeup after the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave "unanimous support" for "principles" to change its structure and governance. However, no sooner had the ICC presented a united front following the first of a twoday board meeting at its Dubai headquarters Tuesday, than South Africa...
  • Cricket South Africa slams 'flawed' ICC plan January 21, 2014

    London: South Africa have become the first major cricket nation to call on the International Cricket Council (ICC) to withdraw a draft plan that would give greater control of the world game to England, Australia and India. A "position paper" outlining the proposed changes is due to be discussed by...
  • AB de Villiers' surgery a success, on track to face Aussies January 12, 2014

    Cape Town: South Africa wicketkeeper AB de Villiers had successful surgery on his injured hand on Friday and should be fit to take on Australia next month, Cricket South Africa said. "He will start light rehab on Monday and is on track to be ready for the upcoming tour against Australia,"...
  • Dale Steyn recovering from fractured rib January 8, 2014

    Johannesburg: Fast bowler Dale Steyn will undergo rehabilitation on a fractured rib but will be fit for the home series against Australia which begins next month, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Tuesday. Steyn was injured two weeks ago while fielding in the second Test against India but played on to...
  • India's daynight ODIs in South Africa preponed by an hour November 27, 2013

    Timings of the daynight oneday internationals of the threematch series on India's tour of South Africa have been preponed by an hour, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Tuesday. The two ODIs, which will be played in Johannesburg on December 5 and Centurion on December 11, will now begin at 1330...
  • Lorgat distressed over facing inquiry after standoff with BCCI November 9, 2013

    Abu Dhabi: Cricket South Africa Chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Friday he was distressed over having to face an inquiry into a dispute with India during his time as head of the International Cricket Council (ICC). Lorgat, who served as ICC chief executive between 200811, became a bone of contention...
  • South African cricketer dies after being hit by ball in head October 28, 2013

    Johannesburg: South African cricketer Darryn Randall died on Sunday after being hit on the head while batting in a Premier League match. Randall, 32, was hit on the side of the head in attempting to pull a short delivery during a match between Old Selbornians and Fort Hare University, held under...
  • CSA, BCCI deal is a sad day for cricket: SACA October 22, 2013

    Johannesburg: The South African Cricketers' Association (SACA) on Tuesday described the curtailed IndiaSouth Africa series here as a sad day for the sport and said cricket in the country would be at an overall loss due to this decision. Putting an end to weeks of speculation, the BCCI on Tuesday gave...
  • Hashim Amla may miss second Test against Pakistan October 19, 2013

    Cape Town: The imminent arrival of a baby is the primary concern for South Africa as they face the possibility of playing the upcoming second Test against Pakistan without top batsman Hashim Amla. He returned to South Africa from the United Arab Emirates on Friday for the birth of his second...
  • South Africa sending Lorgat on long leave to save India tour? October 17, 2013

    BCCI may have agreed in principle for a curtailed tour of South Africa later this year on the condition that Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat has nothing to do with it, but according to ESPNCricinfo, CSA isn't taking any chances and has even offered to "send Lorgat on...
  • Dates for SA tour yet to be finalised as Srinivasan meets Nenzani October 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The meeting between BCCI president N Srinivasan and his Cricket South Africa (CSA) counterpart Chris Nenzani didn't yield any conclusive result on the itinerary of India's tour of South Africa but is seen by many as "first step towards right direction". According to sources, Srinivasan and BCCI secretary Sanjay...
  • BCCI formally invites CSA president for discussions on SA tour October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The decks for India's tour of South Africa may get cleared by the third week of this month as BCCI has invited Cricket South Africa (CSA) president Chris Nenzani for discussions on the proposed bilateral series. Interestingly, CSA's chief executive Haroon Lorgat has not been invited for the discussions...
  • South Africa to consider franchise 'quotas' October 3, 2013

    Cape Town: South African cricket officials are set to consider a proposal forcing professional franchises to include at least two black Africans in every team. Another item expected to be discussed at an October 11 Cricket South Africa (CSA) meeting will be the need for secondtier, semiprofessional provincial sides to select...
  • ICC does not like dispute between BCCI and CSA: Dave Richardson September 29, 2013

    Johannesburg: The International Cricket Council does not like the current dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA), ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said on Sunday. "ICC does not like the fact that two of its strongest members are in dispute and we...
  • I had no discussions with Haroon Lorgat on South Africa tour: Patel September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel on Wednesday termed his meeting with Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat as a "cordial one" but at the same time said that there were "no discussions" about India's tour to South Africa at the end of the year. "I had a very...
  • India tour to South Africa on track? September 17, 2013

    Despite all the controversies, India's tour to SA appears to be on track as CSA issued a brief statement after its CEO Haroon Lorgat met BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel in Dubai. ...
  • CSA did not act unilaterally on India tour: SACA chief September 11, 2013

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) did not act unilaterally when it announced the schedule for an extended tour by India later this year that is now under threat of being shortened by the BCCI, according to South African Cricketers' Association (SACA). "My understanding is that CSA went through the same process...
  • BCCI 'using' Sachin Tendulkar to mint money? September 4, 2013

    On the premises of displeasure and annoyance, the autocratic Board of Control for Cricket in India is hatching the plot of its latest deceit. But to Indian fans, always left in limbo, the motive is familiar: to milk cash. But the cow this time is more sacred: Sachin Tendulkar. Veils of...