CSA approaches ICC, lodges complaint against Cricket Australia for tour postponement

Australia had earlier this month postponed their tour of South Africa next month, citing “unacceptable health and safety risk.” An irked Cricket South Africa (CSA) has finally lodged an official complaint with the ICC after Cricket Australia indefinitely postponed its national team’s three-Test tour of that nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia had earlier … Read more CSA approaches ICC, lodges complaint against Cricket Australia for tour postponement

Faf’s Test retirement will leave a big gap in Proteas side: Graeme Smith | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN (South Africa): Cricket South Africa‘s (CSA) Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith on Wednesday said that with Faf du Plessis retiring, there would be a big gap in the Proteas Test side. Smith’s remarks came as former Proteas skipper du Plessis announced his retirement from the longest format of the game on Wednesday to … Read more Faf’s Test retirement will leave a big gap in Proteas side: Graeme Smith | Cricket News – Times of India

Faf du Plessis announces retirement from Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket to focus on his career in the shorter formats with T20 being the priority. The 36-year-old made the announcement through a statement on his instagram page. “It has been a year of refinement in the fire for us all. … Read more Faf du Plessis announces retirement from Test cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa vs Pakistan: South Africa announce schedule for Pakistan’s limited-overs tour in April | Cricket News – Times of India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa have announced the schedule for a seven-game limited-overs tour by Pakistan in April, providing a chance to return to play following Australia’s decision to pull out of a three-Test series in the country next month. South Africa and Pakistan will contest three one-day internationals between April 2-7, which will be followed … Read more South Africa vs Pakistan: South Africa announce schedule for Pakistan’s limited-overs tour in April | Cricket News – Times of India

Cricket South Africa seeks redress from ICC after Australia no-show

Australia also pulled out of series against West Indies, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and New Zealand since the pandemic started Cricket South Africa (CSA) have written to the International Cricket Council (ICC) seeking redress following Australia’s withdrawal from a three-test tour of the country next month that will have potentially dire financial consequences for the host nation. … Read more Cricket South Africa seeks redress from ICC after Australia no-show

Graeme Smith’s Son Crashes Virtual Press Conference, Video goes Viral

Graeme Smith was busy with a virtual press conference when his son crashed it. A video from the former South African skipper’s interview has surfaced online, and his son running towards him to get his shoelaces tied is the most adorable thing about it. The video, now viral, brings about the cheerful vibe in the … Read more Graeme Smith’s Son Crashes Virtual Press Conference, Video goes Viral

Reverse swing will play a key role in Test series in Pakistan: Rabada | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: Returning to action after recovering from an injury, South African pacer Kagiso Rabada on Wednesday said reverse swing will play a key role in what he expects to be a challenging Test series against Pakistan beginning on January 26. South Africa will now play two Tests against Pakistan at Karachi (January 26-30) and Rawalpindi … Read more Reverse swing will play a key role in Test series in Pakistan: Rabada | Cricket News – Times of India

South African team forced into last-minute charter flight dash to Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa‘s Test cricket squad had to fly to Pakistan on a hastily-arranged charter flight after their commercial flights were cancelled — and Covid-19 restrictions could further complicate the team’s plans, it emerged on Sunday. The 21-member team and support staff arrived in Karachi on Saturday for a two-Test series against Pakistan, starting on … Read more South African team forced into last-minute charter flight dash to Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

PAK vs SA: South African cricketers to get state guest level security | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI: The South African squad that will tour Pakistan from January 16 will be given state guest level security as Prime Minister Imran Khan has approved the arrangements. In the notification issued by the PM’s office, the Interior and Foreign ministry have been instructed to make arrangements for the state guests. The South African team … Read more PAK vs SA: South African cricketers to get state guest level security | Cricket News – Times of India

South Africa confirm two positive COVID-19 cases ahead of Sri Lanka series

The selectors have added uncapped batsman Raynard van Tonder, seamer Lutho Sipamla and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius to the squad. South Africa have confirmed two unnamed players have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of their two-match Test series against Sri Lanka that starts in Pretoria on Boxing Day, forcing the call-up of a trio of players … Read more South Africa confirm two positive COVID-19 cases ahead of Sri Lanka series