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South Africa calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s president has condemned travel bans enacted against his country and its neighbours over the new coronavirus variant Omicron. Cyril Ramaphosa said he was “deeply disappointed” by the action, which he described as unjustified, and called for the

ICC Women’s World Cup qualifier called off over new COVID variant

HARARE: The ongoing Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2021 in Zimbabwe has been abandoned due to the introduction of travel restrictions from a number of African countries, including the host country Zimbabwe, following the breakout of a new COVID-19 variant

AB de Villiers’ retirement remains final: Cricket South Africa

CAPETOWN: Cricket South Africa officially announced that discussions with AB de Villiers have concluded, putting an end to speculation of the star batsman coming out of retirement. De Villiers’ name was missing from the three squads that CSA announced for

Ramiz Raja granted exemption to return from South Africa

LAHORE: Cricket commenter Ramiz Raja has been granted permission to return to Pakistan from South Africa. Raja went to South Africa on March 26 for commentating on the Pakistan South Africa series which concluded on April 16. He is expected

Shadab Khan ruled out of South Africa, Zimbabwe tours

LAHORE: Shadab Khan has been ruled out from further participation in the South Africa and Zimbabwe tours after suffering a left toe injury. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that the all-rounder suffered a left toe injury while batting during

Pakistan team to continue South Africa tour despite travel restrictions

LAHORE: The Pakistan cricket team will visit South Africa for an official tour despite the travel restriction imposed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for travellers from the African country. The aviation body issued a new travel guideline placing 12

South Africa’s Faf du Plessis retires from Test cricket

CAPETOWN: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has announced his retirement from Tests to focus on Twenty20 International cricket and successive World Cups in the next two years. Middle-order batsman Du Plessis, 36, was the most senior member of

South Africa asks India to take back one million vaccine doses

CAPETOWN: South Africa has asked the Serum Institute of India to take back the one million COVID-19vaccine doses the company had sent earlier this month. The move comes a week after the African country said it will put on hold

Pakistan confirms South Africa tour in April

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board announced the schedule of the series against South Africa in April during which Pakistan will play three ODI matches and four T20Is. Pakistan national cricket team will depart for Johannesburg on 26 March and will play

South Africa’s Shabnim Ismail declared ICC Women’s Player of the Month

DUBAI: South African cricketer Shabnim Ismail has won the inaugural ICC Women’s Player of the Month award, finishing ahead of Pakistan’s Diana Baig and team-mate Marizanne Kapp. Ismail took seven wickets in the ODI series against Pakistan to play a

Pakistan win second Test against South Africa by 95 runs

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan have won the second Test against South Africa by 95 runs at the Rawalpindi Cricket Ground to win the series 2-0. This is Pakistan’s first series win against South Africa in 16 years. South Africa were in high

South Africa chases 370 runs target on final day against Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: South Africa started the final day chasing a target of 370 runs during the second Test match against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. South Africa set a daunting 370-run target and finished the fourth day on 127-1 with Markram on 59

Rawalpindi Test: Pakistan win toss, opt to bat against South Africa

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat in the second and final Test in Rawalpindi against South Africa on Thursday. Pakistan retained the playing squad which won the first Test by seven wickets inside four

Pakistan, South Africa teams reach Rawalpindi stadium for practice session

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and South African cricket teams have reached Rawalpindi for a practice session ahead of the second Test match. Both the teams will hold their first practice session at the Pindi Cricket Stadium today. After the practice session, Pakistan’s

Pakistan beats South Africa in first Test match by 7 wickets

KARACHI: Pakistan has defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test match being played at the National Stadium to led the series 1-o.  In the second innings, the visitors were bowled out for 245, giving Pakistan a target

South Africa bowled out for 245 in Test against Pakistan

KARACHI: The South Africa team has been bowled out for 245 runs in the Test being played between both teams at National Stadium and Pakistan has already scored 22 runs. South Africa has given Pakistan a target of 88 runs

Pakistan, South Africa women’s T20 series to commence tomorrow

DURBAN: Pakistan women’s national cricket team will face South Africa in a three-match T20I series, which will be played at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium in Durban from Friday. This will be the national side’s first international T20I format assignment since the

Pak vs SA: National team bowled out for 378 in first Test

KARACHI: Pakistan has been bowled out for 378 in the first Test against South Africa. The national team took a 158-run lead in the first innings. Cricketer Nouman Ali and Yasir Shah put on a 55-run stand for the last

Stop hoarding COVID-19 vaccines, South African President tells rich nations

JOHANNESBURG: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa urged wealthy countries not to hoard surplus COVID-19 vaccine supplies, adding his voice to calls for global production to be shared more equally. With Africa struggling to secure sufficient vaccines to start countrywide inoculation

Pakistan announces 17-member squad for first Test against South Africa

KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed a 17-player squad who will be available for selection for the first Test against South Africa starting on Tuesday. The remaining three players – Salman Ali, Kamran Ghulam, and Abdullah Shafique – will continue

Pakistan to announce 20-member squad for South Africa series today

KARACHI: A 20-member squad of Pakistan for the upcoming Test series against South Africa will be announced today. Pakistan cricket team’s Chief Selector Mohammad Waseem will announce the team squad. Pakistan and South Africa will play two test matches and

Batsman Imam-ul-Haq ruled out of South Africa series

KARACHI: Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq has been ruled out of the series against South Africa due to a thumb fracture. An X-ray report of Imam-ul-Haq’s thumb has come out. The 25-year-old, who sustained the injury while touring New Zealand, recently underwent scans

The Proteas challenge

Pakistan’s cricket team has often performed poorly on foreign grounds. Except for the 1992 World Cup which is now a distant memory, the team has failed to adapt easily to pitch conditions abroad. The recent dismal performance in New Zealand

Javeria Khan to lead women’s team on South Africa tour

LAHORE: Javeria Khan will take the captaincy responsibilities of the women’s cricket team in the absence of Bismah Maroof for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The national selection committee has announced a 17-player squad for ODI and T20I series

South Africa confirms first tour to Pakistan in 14 years

LAHORE: South Africa’s cricket team has confirmed its first tour to Pakistan in 14 years comprising two Test matches and three Twenty20 Internationals. South Africa will arrive in Karachi on 16th January and will play the first Test at the

South Africa cricket team to tour Pakistan in 2021

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed has said that the South Africa cricket team will tour Pakistan in January and February 2021. According to PCB, the touring team is expected to land in Pakistan on 20th January 2020 with two

South Africa’s Jacques Kallis inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

CAPETOWN: Former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis is one of three players inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame. Kallis, considered one of South Africa’s all-time greats, was inducted along with Pakistan batting icon Zaheer Abbas and Australia

WHO sounds alarm at spread of coronavirus in Africa

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) voiced alarm at the spread of COVID-19 in Africa, warning South Africa’s surging numbers could be led to outbreaks across the continent. “I am very concerned right now that we are beginning to see

South Africa plans isolating players in ‘bio-bubble’ to resume cricket

CAPE TOWN: Cricket South Africa (CSA) is planning to isolate players and support staff in a ‘bio-bubble’ to minimise their exposure to COVID-19 and usher the resumption of cricket. CSA has studied the best practices used by the German Bundesliga,

South African cricketers in self-isolation after aborted India tour

CAPETOWN: The South African cricket team has been asked to self-isolate for the next fourteen days after returning midway from an ODI tour of India due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The players arrived back in South Africa on Wednesday ten