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Smith calls for strong leadership from ICC to regulate power of Big Three

Feb 15 2021

CAPE TOWN South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith has warned the International Cricket Council that smaller member nations must get their fair share of test tours against the so-called 'Big Three' or face future domination of the Twenty20 leagues.

Home union captains want Lions tour to stay in 2021

Jan 27 2021

LONDON Wales skipper Alun Wyn Jones says the captains of the four home unions want the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa to go ahead this year rather than 2022, but the likely absence of fans in that case would be a "travesty". 

Boks ready to do whatever it takes to play British & Irish Lions

Jan 18 2021

CAPE TOWN South Africa are open to "all options" to play the British & Irish Lions and are willing to travel to the United Kingdom to make sure the series goes ahead, director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said on Monday.

South Africa's Boucher confident of team safety on Pakistan tour

Jan 14 2021

CAPE TOWN South Africa have faith in the security measures put in place for their test and Twenty20 International tour of Pakistan coach Mark Boucher said on Thursday as he revealed that he hoped to lure Jacques Kallis back as a batting consultant.

Athletics-Olympic silver medallist Manyonga gets provisional suspension

Jan 08 2021

CAPE TOWN, South Africa Olympic long jump silver medallist Luvo Manyonga has been provisionally suspended for anti-doping whereabouts failures, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Friday.

End of Kolpak era in England is boost for South Africa says Abbott

Jan 07 2021

PRETORIA The end of the Kolpak system in England will be a major boost for South African cricket’s attempts to keep its best talent at home in a more competitive domestic scene, according to seam bowler Kyle Abbott.

Cricket-S Africa seek series success against wounded Sri Lanka

Jan 01 2021

JOHANNESBURG South Africa will seek a first series win in four attempts when they host injury-hit Sri Lanka in the second and final test starting at The Wanderers in Johannesburg on Sunday, but both will also be focused on keeping their players on the pitch.

Cricket-South Africa need right blend of youth and experience, says De Kock

Dec 29 2020

PRETORIA South Africa must find the right balance between youth and experience, according to captain Quinton de Kock, who praised the performance of his rookie bowlers in their innings and 45-run first test victory over Sri Lanka on Tuesday.

Cricket-Mulder, Sipamla star as S Africa complete innings victory v Sri Lanka

Dec 29 2020

PRETORIA Rookie seam bowlers Wiaan Mulder and Lutho Sipamla took two wickets each as South Africa bowled injury-hit Sri Lanka out for 180 to complete a handsome victory by an innings and 45 runs on day four of the first test at Centurion Park on Tuesday.

Du Plessis makes 199 as South Africa take command against Sri Lanka

Dec 28 2020

PRETORIA Faf du Plessis made a career-best 199 as South Africa prospered in the first test against injury-hit Sri Lanka with a massive first-innings score of 621 and a lead of 160 on day three on Monday.

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