South Africa

  • CSA was not relying on IPL revenue, says Haroon Lorgat 16-03-2014 06:52 PM

    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...
  • Australia a threat at World T20, says Du Plessis 15-03-2014 06:35 PM

    Centurion: South African captain Faf du Plessis believes Australia's strong batting line-up will have a significant impact in the World Twenty20 which starts in Bangladesh next week. "They've got a powerhouse batting attack," said Du Plessis after Australia cruised to a six-wicket win over his team at SuperSport Park on...
  • Australia beat South Africa by 4 wickets to clinch T20 series 2-0 15-03-2014 01:47 AM

    Centurion: Australia outlined their World Twenty20 credentials as they chased down South Africa's target in just 15 overs to win the third and final T20 international by six wickets at Centurion on Friday. Where South Africa had made the pitch appear stodgy and batting seem difficult, Australia proved conditions were...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Australia, 3rd T20I 14-03-2014 09:06 PM

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and elected to bowl first. The last of the matches before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh will see two of the tournament favourites South Africa and Australia play the series-decider at Centurion. The...
  • Oscar Pistorius photographed in bloodied prosthetics 14-03-2014 05:00 PM

    Pretoria: Police photographs of Oscar Pistorius standing on his blood-stained prosthetic legs and wearing shorts covered in blood, taken shortly after the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, were shown to the court at his murder trial Friday. Prosecutors displayed two photos on TV monitors in the courtroom. In one, the...
  • 3rd T20: South Africa, Australia in battle to decide series 14-03-2014 01:40 PM

    The last of the matches before the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh will see two of the tournament favourites South Africa and Australia play the series-decider at Centurion, but the rain-marred series is expected to finish on a damp note with rain in the air. The match will also draw curtains...
  • Haroon Lorgat cleared of FTP-related charge 13-03-2014 04:48 PM

    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...
  • Saif Ali Khan charged with assaulting South African businessman 13-03-2014 03:52 PM

    Mumbai: Two years after actor Saif Ali Khan was briefly arrested for allegedly assaulting a South African businessman, charges have now been framed against him in the case. Saif Ali Khan has been charged under Section 325 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance...
  • South Africa: Will the U-19 success rub off to seniors at World T20? 13-03-2014 12:29 PM

    Signs of South Africa slowly getting rid of the 'chokers' tag at ICC events emerged at Dubai last month where the country's Under-19 team lifted the World Cup, giving a nation deprived of ICC trophies hope that winning the 2014 World Twenty20 is not beyond them. Currently involved in a...
  • Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in 2nd T20 13-03-2014 01:51 AM

    Durban: Veteran Brad Hodge smashed two sixes in the final over to propel Australia to a five-wicket victory over South Africa in the second Twenty20 international reduced to seven overs a side in Durban on Wednesday. After Australia won the toss, South Africa piled up 80 for 1 and looked...
  • As it happened: South Africa v Australia, 2nd T20I 12-03-2014 09:02 PM

    Another washout looms in the second T20 international between South Africa and Australia, who would want the rain gods to be kind enough to allow them some practice in the shortest format before their flight to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. The first match of the three-game series proved to...
  • Rain threat looms over second South Africa-Australia T20 12-03-2014 01:44 PM

    Another washout looms in the second T20 international between South Africa and Australia, who would want the rain gods to be kind enough to allow them some practice in the shortest format before their flight to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20. The first match of the three-game series proved to...
  • Oscar Pistorius argued with cop who touched his gun, friend says 11-03-2014 09:47 PM

    Pretoria: South African track star Oscar Pistorius had a row with a policeman who picked up his gun after pulling over his friend for speeding, saying "You can't just touch another man's gun," the friend told his murder trial on Tuesday. Pistorius, a double amputee, is accused of murdering girlfriend...
  • World Twenty20 2014: Format and points system explained 11-03-2014 10:44 AM

    The fifth edition of the ICC World Twenty20 will for the first time see sixteen teams in the fray, with the competition divided into two rounds. FORMAT: The first round will see two groups (A and B) of four teams each divided according to their seeding. Each team will play...
  • Defiant Ryan Harris says he's not done yet 11-03-2014 09:18 AM

    Sydney: Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who bowled his country to a series victory in South Africa last week, is hoping knee surgery will prolong his Test career through the 2015 Ashes at least. The 34-year-old has been plagued by injuries since his debut in 2010 but was able to...
  • India can quadruple revenue from Africa by 2025 10-03-2014 04:52 PM

    New Delhi: India can quadruple revenue from Africa to $160 billion by 2025 through expanding its presence in sectors like information technology, agriculture, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods, says a McKinsey report. "There is a large opportunity for Indian retailers in Africa, more in terms of apparel, fashion products, etc,"...
  • Rain washes out South Africa-Australia 1st Twenty20 09-03-2014 08:24 PM

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia were denied potentially useful preparation for the World Twenty20 tournament when the first of their three-match series was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Sunday. Rain fell throughout the morning at St. George's Park. Although it halted briefly around the time that the...
  • Graeme Smith quit to spend time with family 09-03-2014 07:04 PM

    Johannesburg: South Africa captain Graeme Smith, who last week announced his retirement from international cricket, was influenced by his family in taking the decision, media reported on Sunday. Smith, 33, told the Sunday Times newspaper that he knew he had made the right decision while at the hospital bedside of...
  • As it happened: South Africa vs Australia, 1st T20 09-03-2014 05:38 PM

    Persistent showers forced the first Twenty20 between Australia and South Africa at Port Elizabeth to be called off. South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a...
  • 1st T20: South Africa, Australia prepare for World Twenty20 08-03-2014 08:47 AM

    Port Elizabeth: South Africa and Australia will be aiming to hone their Twenty20 international skills when they start a three-match series at St George's Park on Sunday. Coming after a high-intensity Test series, a succession of 20-overs games would not normally have much more than entertainment value, but for both...
  • Graeme Smith the greatest Test captain ever, says Gary Kirsten 07-03-2014 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Graeme Smith has received an enormous compliment from former India coach Gary Kirsten, who called the just-retired South African legend the "best captain that has ever lived" in Test cricket. The South African called time on his international cricket career after a successful run that saw him being...
  • Team India static at No. 2 position in T20 rankings 07-03-2014 06:32 PM

    Dubai: They might be out of action for quite sometime in this format of the game, but India managed to hold to their second position in the Reliance ICC T20I Team Rankings issued on Friday. Both India and third-placed South Africa have 123 points in their accounts, but the former...
  • Australia 'long way' from out-ranking South Africa, Clarke says 07-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Michael Clarke says Australia have a long way to go before supplanting South Africa as the number one Test cricket team. Captain Clarke returned home on Friday after leading the Australians to an epic 2-1 series win over the Proteas in South Africa to cement their status as the second...
  • Warner progresses from short-form cameos to leading man 07-03-2014 01:28 PM

    Cape Town: From bar room brawler to Test match troubadour, cricketing bad boy David Warner has made a swift transition into one of the sport's extraordinary talents and brought a new dynamism to opening the batting in Tests. Once seen as a flashing blade in the shorter formats of the...
  • Elgar replaces Smith in list of contracted players 07-03-2014 12:48 PM

    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...
  • Barking Aussies panned for boorish behaviour 07-03-2014 10:09 AM

    Australians have acclaimed their cricket team's epic series win over South Africa, but not the manner in which they achieved it. Michael Clarke's team Wednesday clinched a 2-1 series win over the world's number one-ranked Test side just months after thrashing England 5-0 in their home Ashes series. But just...
  • Mitchell Johnson to miss Twenty20s against South Africa 06-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia's national selection panel on Thursday said Mitchell Johnson will return home to rest ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and will not take part in the Twenty20 Series against South Africa beginning Sunday. All-rounder Moises Henriques will stay on in South Africa as a replacement...
  • South Africa in no hurry to select new Test skipper 06-03-2014 03:07 PM

    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...