Rival skippers excited as Pakistan, Sri Lanka set for historic Test

2019-12-10 13:57

Pakistan's captain Azhar Ali thanked Sri Lanka for returning to Pakistan for the first Test tour there in a decade.

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Parsons to lead Junior Proteas at ICC U19 World Cup

2019-12-10 12:16

Bryce Parsons will captain the South African under-19 team to play in the 2020 edition of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in South Africa next year.


Proteas' ill-preparedness only worsens

2019-12-09 19:25

Desperately light on overs: that is the affliction of virtually all the main SA bowlers as the first Test against England approaches rapidly, writes Rob Houwing.


Sri Lanka touch down in Pakistan for historic tour

2019-12-09 16:14

Sri Lanka have touched down in Pakistan for a tour that will see the home country hosting Test cricket for the first time since the 2009 terrorist attack.


Northerns name former Titans captain to fill Faul's CEO shoes

2019-12-09 14:18

Northerns Cricket Union announced the appointment of Pierre Joubert as their interim chief executive officer, effective immediately.


Sri Lanka begin first Pakistan Test tour since 2009 attack

2019-12-09 10:08

Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test cricket tour of Pakistan in 10 years following the deadly 2009 attack on their team.


Sri Lanka's Lakmal to miss Pakistan tour after contracting dengue

2019-12-08 20:47

Sri Lankan fast bowler Suranga Lakmal will miss a two-match Test series in Pakistan after contracting dengue fever.


West Indies win toss, opt to bowl in second India T20

2019-12-08 15:39

West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to bowl first in the second Twenty20 international against India.


Confirmed: Proteas have to ‘jimmy’ way past England

2019-12-07 20:16

Fit-again James Anderson, the leading pace wicket-taker in history, spices up England’s bid to retain the Basil D’Oliveira Trophy in SA soon, writes Rob Houwing.


CSA confirms agreement in principle with Graeme Smith

2019-12-07 16:15

Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani says that the organisation has an agreement in principle with Graeme Smith over the director of cricket role.


England name 17-strong squad for Test tour of SA

2019-12-07 14:43

England's selectors have named a 17-strong squad for the four-match Test series against South Africa starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Boxing Day.


Career-high Kohli powers India to win over Windies

2019-12-06 19:57

Skipper Virat Kohli struck 94 to power India to a win after chasing down 208 against the West Indies in the opening T20 international.


India win toss, opt to bowl in first West Indies T20

2019-12-06 15:53

India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bowl first in the opening Twenty20 international against West Indies in Hyderabad.


SACA calls for entire CSA Board to resign

2019-12-06 13:21

The South African Cricketers' Association has further added its voice to the ongoing crisis at Cricket South Africa.

Mzansi Super League

Gqamane a late Blitz replacement for injured Mgijima

2019-12-06 10:38

The Cape Town Blitz have called up all-rounder Ayabulela Gqamane as a replacement for Aviwe Mgijima who has been ruled out of the remainder of the Mzansi Super League.


CSA suspends 3 more officials, including former acting CFO

2019-12-06 06:52

Cricket South Africa's former acting chief financial officer, Ziyanda Nkuta, has been suspended along with two other officials.

Mzansi Super League

Spartans suffer blow in play-off pursuit

2019-12-05 20:10

The Tshwane Spartans saw their chances of qualifying for the Mzansi Super League dented after their penultimate round robin match against the Jozi Stars was washed out.

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MATCH ABANDONED | Tshwane Spartans v Jozi Stars

2019-12-05 17:16

LIVE coverage of the Mzansi Super League encounter between the Tshwane Spartans and the Jozi Stars from Pretoria.


Kohli overtakes Smith on top of Test rankings, Philander moves up

2019-12-05 10:13

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is back at the top of the ICC Test batsmen rankings after scoring a century in the Kolkata Test against Bangladesh.


CSA finance boss quits, lists 'credit card abuse'

2019-12-05 06:47

Cricket South Africa’s Board and finance chief Iqbal Khan has quit, firing a broadside that the organisation is ‘fast ruining the game’, writes Rob Houwing.


Five great Bob Willis performances

2019-12-04 21:33

Former England fast bowler and captain Bob Willis died after a short illness at the age of 70 on Wednesday.


England's Headingley hero Bob Willis dies

2019-12-05 07:00

Bob Willis, who famously bowled England to a dramatic Test win against Australia in 1981, has died.

Mzansi Super League

No time for sulking warns Mulder ahead of derby

2019-12-04 15:59

Wiaan Mulder has warned that there is no time for Tshwane Spartans to sulk as they prepared for their MSL Gauteng derby against Jozi Stars.


SACA to consider protest action against CSA

2019-12-04 14:23

The South African Cricketers’ Association has another issue with Cricket South Africa, this time in relation to alleged unlawful use of player commercial rights.


Lara was hoping Warner would break his record

2019-12-04 11:11

West Indian great Brian Lara admits that he was hoping Australian David Warner would break his record of most runs scored in a single Test innings.

Mzansi Super League

Makhanya thriving in MSL limelight

2019-12-03 22:22

Paarl Rocks batsman Sibonelo Makhanya is delighted that local players are also using the MSL as a platform to enhance their own reputations.

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As it happened | Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Tshwane Spartans

2019-12-03 17:20

Recap all the scoring from the Mzansi Super League encounter between Nelson Mandela Bay Giants and Tshwane Spartans at St. George's Park.


Ducks in row: The gulf between CSA and ECB

2019-12-03 14:40

Rob Houwing highlights the huge difference in behind-the-scenes stability, just ahead of the major summer clashes between host nation SA and England.


Australia stick to winning formula for New Zealand

2019-12-03 06:09

Australia heavily hinted they will field the same XI for their opening Test against New Zealand to the one that thrashed Pakistan.


SACA calls on CSA board to intervene in 'ongoing damage'

2019-12-02 17:48

The South African Cricketers' Association has called on the board of directors of Cricket South Africa to act decisively as the organisation continues to make headlines.


CSA backtracking on media accreditation saga

2019-12-02 15:53

Cricket South Africa (CSA) insists that it in no way wants to set an agenda in terms of what the country's cricket journalists can and cannot write.


Pakistan's Jamshed pleads guilty in UK bribery case

2019-12-09 19:57

Former Pakistan batsman Nasir Jamshed has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to bribe fellow cricketers as part of a Twenty20 spot-fixing coup.

Mzansi Super League

Heat praying rain stays away from Durban

2019-12-09 13:40

Durban Heat coach Gary Kirsten admits that their MSL fate is out of their hands heading into their final regular-season encounter against Jozi Stars.


Time for focus on cricket, says Proteas skipper Faf

2019-12-09 06:37

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis called for the focus to be placed on cricket after a week of crisis in the administration of the game.


Simmons powers Windies to series-levelling T20 win in India

2019-12-08 20:49

Opener Lendl Simmons struck an attacking 67 to lead the West Indies to a series-levelling win over India in the second Twenty20 international.

Mzansi Super League

Paarl Rocks to host MSL final

2019-12-08 14:29

Paarl Rocks will host the Mzansi Super League ?final? after they booked their automatic ticket to the 2019 decider by edging out the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in Paarl.


CSA crisis | Board, Nenzani escape unscathed

2019-12-07 18:24

CSA president Chris Nenzani has confirmed that the entire board will remain and that former CEO Thabang Moroe was held accountable for the governance crisis.


Embattled CSA confirm Jacques Faul as acting CEO

2019-12-07 15:30

Northerns and Titans chief executive Jacques Faul has been appointed as the acting CEO of CSA at a media briefing in Johannesburg.


Pakistan recalls forgotten Fawad Alam for Sri Lanka Test

2019-12-07 16:26

Pakistan recalled forgotten batsman Fawad Alam on Saturday for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.


Play abandoned due to dangerous MCG pitch

2019-12-07 08:45

Play was abandoned during a domestic game due to a dangerous pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, just weeks before it is due to host the Boxing Day Test.

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As it happened | Cape Town Blitz v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants

2019-12-06 17:11

Recap all the scoring from the Mzansi Super League encounter between Cape Town Blitz and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Newlands in Cape Town.


Kohli appeals for 'space' for struggling Pant

2019-12-06 10:05

India captain Virat Kohli has come to the defence of under-fire wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant as he seeks a settled team to fight for the T20 World Cup.


Gauteng Cricket Board calls for complete overhaul at CSA

2019-12-05 22:00

The Central Gauteng Lions Cricket Board has called for Cricket South African CEO Thabang Moroe and the entire board to be removed.


Deepening CSA crisis on tour’s eve: ICC stays mum

2019-12-05 14:44

Despite nervous whispers about the wellbeing of England’s looming tour due to the CSA crisis, umbrella body the ICC is noncommittal on it, writes Rob Houwing.


SA cricket faces showdown talks as strike threat looms

2019-12-04 23:05

South African cricket faces a crucial weekend ahead of separate meetings of Cricket South Africa's board and the country's players' association.


Former England skipper: SA cricket in turmoil

2019-12-04 20:21

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has described South African cricket as 'in turmoil' ahead of the four-match Test series.


India's U19 skipper pays tribute to 'superhero' widower dad

2019-12-04 15:31

India's new Under-19 World Cup skipper Priyam Garg credits his rise to the captaincy to his "superhero" widower dad.


CSA board member resigns over media censorship

2019-12-04 11:01

A senior board member of Cricket South Africa has resigned after five journalists had their media accreditation revoked last weekend.

Mzansi Super League

Healthy logjam for SA T20 top-order spots

2019-12-03 20:41

Berths in the Proteas’ top three at T20 level look increasingly hotly contested … a good sign for late next year’s World Cup in the format, says Rob Houwing.


Standard Bank 'reasonably satisfied' after CSA meeting

2019-12-03 16:41

Standard Bank, title sponsor of the Proteas Test and ODI teams, is "reasonably satisfied" following an urgent meeting with Cricket South Africa.


CSA CEO Thabang Moroe apologises for latest 'mishap'

2019-12-03 12:57

Cricket South Africa CEO Thabang Moroe has personally apologised for the "mishap" which saw five cricket journalists have their media accreditation revoked.


Williamson, Taylor tons help NZ draw Test, win England series

2019-12-03 06:07

Centuries from Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor ensured New Zealand drew the rain-hit second Test against England in Hamilton, sealing a 1-0 series win.


Former CSA president slates organisation in ‘painful’ open letter

2019-12-02 19:40

Former CSA president Norman Arendse has written an open letter in which he appealed to the sports body to act against maladministration and the banning of journalists.

Mzansi Super League

Giants, Spartans prepare for crunch PE showdown

2019-12-02 16:40

The MSL enters the home stretch of the first phase of the regular season with five of the six teams vying for the top three positions.


NZ face day-night challenge as Australia series begins

2019-12-10 09:23

New Zealand know they need to re-adapt quickly to the nuances of day-night cricket to have any hope of winning a first series in Australia.


SACA repeats call for CSA board to step down

2019-12-09 17:14

The South African Cricketers’ Association has repeated its call for the Board of Cricket South Africa to step down.


Symcox: Faul, Smith stupid to accept CSA roles

2019-12-10 06:25

Pat Symcox says Jacques Faul and Graeme Smith may have bitten off more they can chew by accepting roles at Cricket South Africa.


This CSA Board’s NOT off the hook!

2019-12-08 20:53

The Board of Cricket South Africa stubbornly clings to power after a dramatic weekend ... but they may yet be forced to buckle, reckons Rob Houwing.


Faul believes Biff is the right person for DOC role

2019-12-08 14:32

Acting CEO Jacques Faul believes former Proteas skipper Graeme Smith is the right person for the Director of Cricket role at Cricket South Africa.

Mzansi Super League

Stars, Heat share points after Wanderers wash out

2019-12-07 13:52

The Durban Heat’s penultimate group game of the 2019 Mzansi Super League against the Jozi Stars was abandoned at the Wanderers.

Mzansi Super League

Giants blitz into MSL playoffs at Newlands

2019-12-06 21:19

The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants have secured their place in the Mzansi Super League playoffs following their win against Cape Town Blitz.


OPINION | CSA's very own 'National Braai Day'

2019-12-06 16:42

A day of high drama and some decisive action at CSA hopefully paves the way for urgent attention to the Proteas' cause for the major England series, says Rob Houwing.


Twitter savages CSA after Standard Bank pull-out

2019-12-06 13:21

Fast-imploding Cricket South Africa took a renewed pasting on Twitter after the revelation that Standard Bank had pulled the sponsorship plug on the Proteas ...


Financial blow as Standard Bank cuts ties as CSA sponsor

2019-12-06 11:07

Cricket South Africa has received a financial blow with the news that Standard Bank will not renew their deal with the organisation when it expires at the end of April next year.


TV umpire to call no-balls in cricket first

2019-12-06 08:34

Cricket is to trial using a TV umpire instead of the on-field official to call no-balls in the series between India and West Indies.


Botham hails 'amazing big brother' Willis

2019-12-05 22:00

Ian Botham has described Bob Willis as a "big brother" and "amazing friend" after his fellow former England captain and 1981 Ashes star lost his battle with cancer.


Bob Willis 'only one to hit me', Kapil Dev says

2019-12-05 14:49

Bob Willis was a "terror to face," Indian great Kapil Dev said Thursday, revealing that the England fast bowling legend was the only one to ever hit him with the ball.

Mzansi Super League

Injured hand threatening Pretorius' Proteas Test dream

2019-12-05 08:23

Proteas all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has not recovered from his hand injury and remains a doubt for the remainder of the Mzansi Super League.

Mzansi Super League

Hales the hero as Heat fire in Paarl

2019-12-04 21:46

Alex Hales was the hero as the Durban Heat chased down a formidable Paarl Rock score to win a vital Mzansi Super League encounter.


CSA addresses SACA concerns over commercial rights

2019-12-04 18:28

CSA have responded to SACA's latest statement regarding the use of player rights during the second edition of the Mzansi Super League.


Donald appointed SA Over 50s CWC coach

2019-12-04 16:17

Proteas legend Allan Donald has been appointed as head coach of the South African team for next year's Over 50s Cricket World Cup.

Mzansi Super League

Steyn urges CT Blitz fans to fill Newlands

2019-12-04 14:27

Dale Steyn has urged fans to come out in their numbers for the Cape Town Blitz's final home fixture of the league phase.


TIMELINE | CSA's troubled times under Moroe leadership

2019-12-04 12:30

Cricket South Africa finds itself on the ropes and desperate to win back a smidgen of public faith following a disastrous year.

Mzansi Super League

Dunk slams career best in record Giants chase

2019-12-03 21:49

Ben Dunk produced one of the most memorable performances in MSL history to help the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants edge the Tshwane Spartans.


CSA CEO Moroe stops short of apologising to players

2019-12-03 18:25

CSA CEO Thabang Moroe issued an apology but failed to mention and offer his apologies to the SA cricketers affected by the ongoing damage it has caused to the game.

Mzansi Super League

Firing Heat have solid Rocks in their cross-hairs

2019-12-03 15:08

Two consecutive MSL wins for the Durban Heat have seen the side closing the gap as they line up an important clash with the Paarl Rocks.


Pakistan's Jamshed faces UK trial on bribery charges

2019-12-02 19:33

Former Pakistan cricketer Nasir Jamshed will go on trial in Britain accused of being part of an alleged spot-fixing bribery conspiracy in the Pakistan Super League.


SA cricket woes: Is Faf getting weary of it all?

2019-12-02 15:53

The battle of Proteas captain Faf du Plessis to find form is just another hurdle facing South African cricket as the England visit fast approaches, says Rob Houwing.


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