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CSA to release Botha from central contracts


March 31st, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 31 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) will be releasing Johan Botha from his central contract after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in September.The Twenty20 captain said it ... Read more...

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India to play one-off Twenty20 in South Africa


March 5th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) India will be travelling to South Africa for a one-off Twenty20 international slated for March 30 in Johannesburg that will also be a tribute match ... Read more...

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South African cricketer Norman Gordon celebrates 100th birthday


August 6th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 6 (IANS) Former South African fast bowler Norman Gordon Saturday became the first cricketer to have lived for 100 years.Gordon, born on this day in 1911, is also ... Read more...

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De Villiers has a sharp cricketing mind: Jennings


June 8th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 8 (IANS) Former skipper Ray Jennings feels that AB de Villiers has the potential to become a good South African cricket captain.Jennings, coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore, said ... Read more...

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Captains for different formats a positive step: Kirsten


June 7th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 7 (IANS) New South Africa coach Gary Kirsten said he will have no problem in working with two captains -- AB De Villiers and Graeme Smith -- in ... Read more...

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Would like to see Proteas winning big events: De Villiers


June 7th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 7 (IANS) South Africa's new ODI and Twenty20 captain AB de Villiers has said he would like to change the Proteas history of crumbling at big events.De Villiers, ... Read more...

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Pollock backs Kirsten as SA coach


June 7th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 7 (IANS) Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock believes his ex-colleague Gary Kirsten's appointment as the coach of the South African cricket team is a good move by ... Read more...

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Kirsten takes over as South Africa’s coach


June 6th, 2011 - 10:59 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) Former India coach Gary Kirsten was Monday appointed the coach of the South African cricket team.The 43-year-old South African has been given a two-year contract by ... Read more...

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Graeme Smith is a rock star in bed: Fiancee


June 6th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) Graeme Smith's fiancee Morgan Deane has revealed that the South African cricket captain is a rock star in bed.The Times reported that Deane, an Irish pop ... Read more...

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Needed break from being stupid: Graeme Smith


June 6th, 2011 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 6 (IANS) South African cricket skipper Graeme Smith defended his decision of not returning home after the World Cup in India saying he had needed to break away ... Read more...

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Gary Kirsten to be appointed South African coach


June 4th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, June 4 (IANS) Former India coach Gary Kirsten looks set to take over as coach of his native South Africa with the formal appointment scheduled for Monday.The Star reported ... Read more...

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Kirsten and his merry men did India proud (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) When the Indian team carried aloft on their shoulders coach Gary Kirsten during their victory lap after their World Cup triumph, it was an acknowledgement of ... Read more...

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Arthur backs Ponting to bat at No.3


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 2 (ANI): Former South African cricket coach Mickey Arthur has said that Ricky Ponting should remain bat at No. 3 in Australia's batting order, despite giving up captaincy.Arthur believes it ... Read more...

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Chokers tag will stay with team: Cricket South Africa chief


March 28th, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, March 28 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola Monday admitted that the team will have to live with the chokers tag following their shock ouster from ... Read more...

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South African cricket to undergo review following WC quarterfinal exit


March 28th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Mar 28(ANI): South Africa's Sports Ministry and Cricket South Africa (CSA) will hold a review into their team's failure following their latest World Cup debacle.The Proteas were knocked out ... Read more...

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South Africa will not be bogged down by latest World Cup debacle: Smith


March 26th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 26(ANI): South African captain Graeme Smith has predicted that his team will quickly overcome their latest World Cup debacle.The Proteas have been knocked out of the tournament after they collapsed ... Read more...

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Please arrange our visas, Pakistani scribes tell tournament director (World Cup Diary)


March 25th, 2011 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) Some Pakistani journalists, still awaiting their visas for travelling to Mohali for the India-Pakistan cricket World Cup semifinal clash Wednesday, found a saviour in tournament director ... Read more...

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Black Caps hoping for history to repeat itself against Proteas


March 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar. 24 (ANI): The Black Caps are happy to be underdogs heading into tomorrow night's quarterfinal against South Africa in Dhaka, but are quietly hoping for history to repeat itself when ... Read more...

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South Africans relax on lazy Sunday


March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Having cruised to the World Cup quarterfinals by topping group B, the South African cricket team had a relaxed Sunday as they waited to know their ... Read more...

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Injury scare for South Africa as Tahir fractures thumb


March 9th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur, March 9 (IANS) The South African cricket team received an injury scare Wednesday after scans revealed that leg-spinner Imran Tahir has sustained a fracture of his left thumb.The 31-year-old ... Read more...

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Smith set for a last hurrah at World Cup


February 10th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 10 (IANS) For South Africa, the ICC World Cup has been a saga of horror and near-misses since their debut in 1992, a year after their re-admission into mainstream sport ... Read more...

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SRK, Priyanka Chopra And Shahid Kapoor Dance In Durban


January 6th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Bollywood biggies Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor will be seen in the South African city of Durban, this weekend, matching steps to some of their Hindi film ... Read more...

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Proteas ready for India’s Durban backlash


December 25th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Durban (S. Africa), Dec. 25 (ANI): The South African cricket team is prepared to face a possible backlash from India's experienced and formidable batting line-up in the Boxing Day Test to be ... Read more...

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Cricket South Africa says sorry over announcing Gibbs contract end prematurely


December 6th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg (S. Africa), Dec.6 (ANI): Cricket South Africa has formally apologized to former opener Herschelle Gibbs for the way they prematurely announced the end of his contract.Cricket South Africa had issued a ... Read more...

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Cricketers to sport red ribbons on World AIDS Day


November 29th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Leading international cricket players will be sporting red ribbons in their upcoming matches to mark World AIDS Day (Dec 1) and to support those living with ... Read more...

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Arthur replies to PCB’s legal notice, denies making any match-fixing claims against Pak


November 16th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 16 (ANI): Former South Africa cricket coach Mickey Arthur, replying to the Pakistan Cricket Board's legal notice, has denied making any match-fixing accusations against the Pakistan side.Last Monday, the ... Read more...

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South Africa aims to dethrone India from top Test spot: Smith


November 12th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Dubai, Nov.12 (ANI): South African cricket captain Graeme Smith says that hopes to dethrone India as the world's premier Test side sooner than later.Speaking ahead of the first of two cricket Tests ... Read more...

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Arthur says ‘Pak match-fixing claim’ comments taken way out of context


November 9th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, Nov 9 (ANI): Former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has denied suggesting that a One-day International against Pakistan in 2007 was fixed, saying his comments were "taken completely out of context"."There ... Read more...

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On being dropped, Ntini accused me of racism: Arthur


November 6th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Nov 6 (IANS) Former South African cricket coach Mickey Arthur in his book has accused fast bowler Makhaya Ntini of playing the racism card when he was dropped from the national ... Read more...

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Gibbs never mixed freely with team members: Arthur


November 3rd, 2010 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (IANS) Mickey Arthur Wednesday called Herchelle Gibbs a "bit of a loner" and dismissed the opener's claims in his autobiography that skipper Graeme Smith had too much power when ... Read more...

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Ashes: Aussies will err if they leave out ‘Mr.Cricket’ Hussey, says Arthur


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.3 (ANI): Former South African cricket team coach and now coach with Western Australia, Mickey Arthur has said Australia would be "wrong" if they failed to select out-of-form batsman Mike Hussey ... Read more...

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Ex-Proteas opener Gibbs was a loner, claims Coach Arthur


November 3rd, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov.3 (ANI): Former South African cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has described opener Herschelle Gibbs as somewhat of a loner after he criticised the power set-up under him.Reacting to comments in ... Read more...

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Smith hurt by book, but says Gibbs still welcome to team


November 2nd, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Duabi, Nov 2 (IANS) South African cricket captain Graeme Smith Tuesday said that he is hurt by the some of the claims Herschelle Gibbs has made in his controversial book but the ... Read more...

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Smith steps down as Proteas’ Twenty20 captainSports/Sports


August 18th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 18 (IANS) Captain Graeme Smith Wednesday announced he will stand down as the South African cricket captain from both the versions of limited overs cricket. He quit the Twenty20 post ... Read more...

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Retiring KOertzen concedes umpiring was difficult, but pressure improved skills


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Leeds (UK), July 22 (ANI): Retiring South African cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen has conceded that it is extremely difficult to officiate a match.Koertzen, who retires after the end of the second Test ... Read more...

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