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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

South Africa to go ahead with India tour after virus risk assessment

CAPETOWN: South Africa will go ahead with its tour of India after performing a risk assessment of the effects of the coronavirus. According to Cricket South Africa (CSA), the South African team will depart as scheduled on Sunday for a

De Villiers could play T20 World Cup if he is in good form: Mark Boucher

CAPE TOWN: South Africa coach Mark Boucher has said AB de Villiers will be in contention for a spot in the squad during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia later this year, provided he makes himself available

South Africa delays Pakistan tour following players’ workload

LAHORE: South Africa have delayed their planned tour to Pakistan, scheduled for March following players’ workload. South Africa was scheduled to visit Pakistan for three T-20 internationals, although no dates had been announced. However, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has assured

Maxwell ruled out of South Africa tour due to elbow injury

MELBOURNE: Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell ruled himself out of the upcoming limited overs tour of South Africa to undergo surgery on his left elbow. Maxwell, who had taken a break from cricket for mental health reasons in late 2019, was

Federer, Nadal match in South Africa shatters attendance record

CAPE TOWN: Tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal set a new attendance record for a tennis match, as more than 51,000 spectators turned up to watch a friendly exhibition in South Africa. A sellout crowd of 51,954 were in

England to join South Africa’s cancer cause by wearing pink kits

England will wear a limited edition pink kit and will join South Africa in raising funds for breast cancer in the third one-day international (ODI) on Sunday. South Africa will play for the ninth time in their traditional home ‘Pink

Glenn Maxwell returns to Australian ODI, T20 Squad for South Africa tour

SYDNEY: All-rounder, Glenn Maxwell was recalled to the Australian one-day and T20 squads for the tour of South Africa today (Tuesday). Maxwell has returned to the international team since taking a break to deal with mental health issues in October.

Broad penalised for altercation with Faf du Plessis 

JOHANNESBURG: England fast bowler Stuart Broad has become the fifth player to be fined and handed a demerit point during the Test series between South Africa and England. Broad has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching

Philander fined for swearing at England batsman

JOHANNESBURG: South African paceman Vernon Philander became the fourth cricketer to be fined and given a demerit point in the series against England when the International Cricket Council (ICC) sanctioned him for swearing on Sunday. Philander was sanctioned for the

Ben Stokes fined after verbal altercation with spectator

JOHANNESBURG: England cricketer Ben Stokes was fined and given a demerit point by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Saturday after a foul-mouthed row with a spectator in the test against South Africa. Stokes was seen exchanging insults with a

Quinton de Kock named captain of new-look Proteas ODI squad

CAPETOWN: Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has replaced Faf du Plessis as skipper with five uncapped players named in South Africa’s squad to face England in three ODIs after their ongoing Test series. Du Plessis’s exclusion from the squad comes

Mark Boucher concerned over cricket policies following Rabada ban

South African coach Mark Boucher has showed serious ‘concerned’ over cricket’s disciplinary regulations, after the South African pacer Kagiso Rabada was handed a ban which means he will miss the final test match of the series against England. The South

AB de Villiers expresses interest in T20 World Cup

CAPE TOWN: South Africa cricket AB de Villiers has confirmed that he is in talks with the team management about a potential return to international cricket ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. New South Africa

Jacques Kallis joins South African coaching staff

CAPETOWN: Jacques Kallis was on Wednesday named as South Africa’s batting consultant as the host nation continued to strengthen their coaching staff ahead of the first Test against England, starting at Centurion on December 26. Cricket South Africa said in

South Africa name six uncapped players for England tests

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have named six uncapped players in their 17-man squad for the first two tests of the four-match series against England under new coach Mark Boucher. Boucher faces a rebuilding job for a side who have lost

Mark Boucher appointed head coach of South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA: Former Test wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has been named as Head coach of South Africas men’s national team on Saturday, 14 December on a four-year deal. Boucher was unveiled in his new role by his former teammate Graeme Smith,

South Africa will visit Pakistan in 2020, announces PCB

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)  has announced that the team of South Africa would visit Pakistan in 2020. The PCB chief executive Wasim Khan, speaking to media said that the board has invited the South Africa team to visit Pakistan

Graeme Smith to become South Africa’s director of cricket

CAPE TOWN: Former Test captain Graeme Smith is set to become Cricket South Africa’s director of cricket, according to CSA president Chris Nenzani as the crisis continues. Tony Irish, chief executive of the SA Cricketers Association (SACA), which called for

South Africa to visit Pakistan for T20I series in 2020

LAHORE: The Chief Executive of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Wasim Khan said that the board has invited South Africa to play T20 series in Pakistan. Sources further said that the PCB has contacted Cricket South Africa (CSA) in this

India beat South Africa by 137 runs in second Test

PUNE: India beat South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the second Test on Sunday. The tourists were dismissed for 189 after following-on in the final session of day four in Pune, as India took an unassailable 2-0