SOUTH AFRICA

  • CSA denies interference in World Cup semifinal playing XI 17 hours 9 minutes 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...
  • Launch of Rupee 10 coins on centenary of Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank will launch Rs 10 coins to commemorate the centenary of return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa. "The Government of India has minted the coins which the Reserve Bank of India will shortly put into circulation," it said in a notification. The existing coins in this...
  • Time to move on in my career: Allan Donald 4 days ago

    Former South African fast bowler Allan Donald said that he was blessed to work with the best attack in the world that also marked the best time in his life but now it is time to move on in his career. ...
  • South Africa set to get a new selection chief 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • South Africa: Mahatma Gandhi statue defaced by a group of people amid racist taunts 6 days ago

    Johannesburg: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi has been defaced by a group of people who threw buckets of white paint on it amid racist taunts. The incident occurred on Sunday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding...
  • IPL 8: Finding right combination is the key, says Allan Donald April 5, 2015

    This is the first time Royal Challengers Bangalore have got a very good pace attack but Mitchell Starc's absence can hurt the team for the first couple of weeks, feels former South African speedster Allan Donald. ...
  • Zaheer, Yuvraj key to Delhi Daredevils' success: Gary Kirsten April 3, 2015

    Former South African opener and Delhi Daredevils' coach Kirsten thinks that Yuvraj in his bid to comeback into the Indian team and Zaheer trying to finish his career on a high would help to revive his team's fortunes. ...
  • South African President pulls an April Fool prank on the media April 2, 2015

    Johannesburg: The South African president's office sent out a press release on Wednesday announcing new cabinet appointments for positions that do not exist, making April Fools of some local media. The new positions included ministers for Public Participation and Interface, and Roads and Traffic Affairs. The local media house EWN initially ran...
  • Harvard University set to open international office in Mumbai April 2, 2015

    New York: The US' prestigious Harvard University is set to open its international offices in India, China and South Africa to facilitate research and academic work for its affiliates in those regions. Harvard is awaiting approval from the Indian government for its School of Public Health to open an office in...
  • Charges of South Africa's selection interference 'utter nonsense': Haroon Lorgat April 1, 2015

    Johannesburg: Dismissing reports of interference in team selection ahead of South Africa's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand as "utter nonsense", CSA Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has clarified that no late-night instructions were given after the playing XI was announced. Responding to reports in Afrikaans daily 'Beeld', Lorgat denied that he...
  • Racial quotas controversy re-emerges in South African sport March 31, 2015

    Cape Town: Did South Africa's cricket team dropped a white player and replaced him with an injured black player for a World Cup semi-final match to make their lineup more racially acceptable? The question has revived an uncomfortable conversation over race and change in South African sport, where the two most...
  • Vernon Philander selection not race-based: Cricket South Africa March 30, 2015

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has denied reports that the selection of pacer Vernon Philander ahead of fast bowler Kyle Abbott for their team's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand was racially motivated. Philander was called into the South African XI in place of Abbott for last week's match against the...
  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia March 30, 2015

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • The 'God' knew it, Sachin Tendulkar's World Cup prediction on semis spot on March 27, 2015

    Sydney: He isn't called the 'God of cricket' for nothing and Sachin Tendulkar lived up to the title by accurately predicting the cricket World Cup semi-finalists. Much before the tournament began, Tendulkar picked India, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as the last four for the showpiece and the line-up turned...
  • World Cup: South Africa's comedy of errors is no laughing matter March 25, 2015

    Sydney: Another Cricket World Cup semi-final but another failure to get to the final has left many South Africa fans questioning what their side must do to reach one-day international cricket's showpiece match. Tuesday's dramatic four-wicket defeat by New Zealand in a rain-affected clash at Auckland's Eden Park was the fourth...
  • AB de Villiers and Brendon McCullum are two gentlemen of the game March 25, 2015

    "Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself. The major responsibility...
  • World Cup 2015: South Africa will have to wait for four more years March 25, 2015

    When it was clear that Australia were about to defeat New Zealand in the 2003 rugby union World Cup semi-final, then Australian scrum-half, George Gregan, was caught on camera mouthing the words "four more years" to his All Black counterpart, Byron Kelleher. That semi-final defeat would condemn New Zealand to...
  • Jubilant New Zealand daring to dream of World Cup glory March 25, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealanders hailed the Black Caps' cliffhanger World Cup semi-final win over South Africa as one of the country's top sporting moments on Wednesday and finally began dreaming of even greater glory in the tournament decider on Sunday. "One to go," trumpeted the front page of the New Zealand Herald,...
  • Watch: Elliott heroics helps New Zealand beat SA, ICC World Cup, Day 33 highlights March 25, 2015

    Johannesburg-born Grant Elliott's 84 not out, capped with a stunning six off the penultimate ball, saw New Zealand to a four-wicket win over South Africa in a cliffhanger World Cup semi-final at Auckland's Eden Park on Tuesday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 24, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Well-deserved World Cup final for New Zealand: Sunil Gavaskar March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar praised New Zealand for playing "outstanding" cricket throughout the World Cup, saying the Kiwis thoroughly deserved to be in the final after edging past South Africa in a battle of nerves at Auckland today. Playing in their seventh World Cup semi-final, New Zealand, who have...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional March 24, 2015

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • World Cup Exclusive: New Zealand should stick to what they have been doing March 24, 2015

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The victory is fantastic. It seemed it was the recap of 1992. I was part of...
  • Rain, blemishes conspire to knock South Africa out, NZ reach maiden final March 24, 2015

    Cricket is a great leveler but you tell that to a South African in any corner of the world and you would notice that the eyes are getting red and the face turning pale, fuming with anger and frustration. A nation gripped with inflation, unemployment and crime rates going up at...
  • This is the best ever New Zealand team in a World Cup: Chris Harris March 24, 2015

    This is the best ever New Zealand team to have taken the field in a World Cup, given the kind of potential we have in our batting and bowling, feels Chris Harris. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Sachin Tendulkar congratulates New Zealand March 24, 2015

    Auckland: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar congratulated New Zealand for making it to the World Cup final after the Black Caps beat South Africa by four wickets (Duckworth/Lewis) in the semi-final at the Eden Park here on Tuesday. "Big Congratulations to New Zealand for making the ICC World Cup finals and playing...
  • Elliott stars for New Zealand as they beat South Africa in a thriller March 24, 2015

    Grant Elliott scored a match-winning 84 off 73 to power New Zealand (299/6) to their first ever World Cup final, beating South Africa (281/5) by 4 wickets (D/L) in a cliffhanger. ...
  • South Africa, rains and the World Cup jinx March 24, 2015

    South Africa's tryst with rain God Zeus continued on Tuesday as it again played a cruel part in the outcome of the first semi-final of the World Cup 2015. New Zealand reached their first Cricket World Cup final when Grant Elliott struck a six from the penultimate ball to beat...
  • World Cup 2015: I cost South Africa the game, says AB de Villiers March 24, 2015

    At a news conference after his team's loss to New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final, as the emotions of the defeated captain were almost painfully raw, AB de Villiers' most revealing answer was of only one word. De Villiers' voice cracked as he fielded questions, and he paused at times...