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RCB sell de Kock to Mumbai in IPL 2019's first trade
The player auction for the 2019 season is likely to take place on December 16 in Goa

Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan among overseas marquee picks for Mzansi Super League
Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Vilas and David Miller, meanwhile, have secured million-rand contracts in the player draft

Morris, Behardien, Pretorius picked for Australia ODIs, T20I
Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Markram have also been included in a squad that has been shorn of experience by injuries to Hashim Amla and JP Duminy

Duminy to miss Australia series to undergo surgery
The allrounder will also miss the Mzansi Super League to undergo a procedure on his right shoulder, after he aggravated a pre-existing injury

De Villiers, Rabada, du Plessis among marquee players for Mzansi Super League
Chris Gayle, Eoin Morgan, Rashid Khan, Jason Roy are part of the international draft that will take place on October 17

Amla ruled out of limited-overs tour of Australia
He will miss the three ODIs and the T20I, to fully recover from a finger tendon injury ahead of a busy summer and the World Cup next year

Incessant rain forces washout of final South Africa-Zimbabwe T20I
A heavily waterlogged outfield meant even the toss didn't happen and South Africa won the series 2-0

South Africa could rest du Plessis for final T20I
Zimbabwe's batting has let them down on the tour so far, while the home side have gained valuable insights into their bench strength

South Africa's T20 tournament to be called Mzansi Super League
CSA general manager of cricket Corrie van Zyl says tournament will feature established South Africa stars despite clash with Abu Dhabi T20 League

Bowlers set up crushing win as South Africa seal series
Having elected to bat, Zimbabwe had got off to a quick start, but regular wickets from South Africa's seamers meant they couldn't post more than 132

New T20 tournament to have "uniquely South African" name
Six major venues across South Africa will host the competition which is set to start in November

Hoping to prove to the world we're strong enough to win World T20 - Tryon
After leading South Africa women to a 2-2 draw against the world champions at their home, Chloe Tryon hoped the team would be battle-ready at the World T20

Can Zimbabwe batsmen back their bowlers to end losing streak?
South Africa will be watching their new batsmen keenly after their top and middle order was patchy in the initial ODIs

Van der Dussen revels in 'dream come true' after debut fifty
After setting up South Africa's victory in the first T20I, the 29-year old batsman spoke of the experience gained from T20 leagues, and wanting to replicate his debut success

SA's focus shifts to Shamsi as Tahir gets rested for remaining T20Is
Shamsi is yet to take a wicket in two outings against Zimbabwe, while Tahir took 10 wickets - including a hat-trick - in the ODI series and collected a career-best 5 for 23 in the first T20I

Tahir five-for and van der Dussen's debut fifty keep Zimbabwe winless
SA were given a tiny scare when Moor and Mavuta gave Zimbabwe a late impetus, but a clinical bowling at the death skittled the visitors for 126

Offspinner Raisibe Ntozakhe suspended for illegal bowling action
She was suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect, on the same day that saw her named in the squad for the World T20

Chetty, Ismail return to SA squad for World T20, Khaka to miss out
Wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty and fast bowler Shabnim Ismail missed South Africa's recent series against West Indies, but will return to a largely settled squad

T20 series offers South Africa's fringe players a World Cup window
There is a mixture of youth and experience for the matches against Zimbabwe as the hosts look to build on a their one-day success

Can South Africa crack code T20 with a bolstered line-up?
South Africa have lost more T20Is than they have won in the last two years, cycling through four captains and no less than 28 players

Lee, Tryon help South Africa women square T20I series
South Africa women win two games on the bounce to gain momentum going into the Women's World T20 in November

Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada complete South Africa's 3-0 whitewash of Zimbabwe
The two quicks picked up three wickets each before fifties from Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen steered South Africa home

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis passed fit for final ODI against Zimbabwe
South Africa's captain, who has recovered quicker than expected from a shoulder injury, hoped for good batting conditions in Paarl after low-scoring matches in Kimberley and Bloemfontein

Namibia withdraw from South Africa's provincial competitions
Namibia, who made the final of the Sunfoil three-day cup earlier this year, cited challenges around logistics and expenses to end an involvement that stretches back more than 20 years

Onus on South Africa's batsmen to settle into 'Vision 2019'
Time is running out for Elgar, Hendricks and Zondo to make their mark, especially now that du Plessis has recovered from injury

Wolvaardt, Lee keep South Africa women alive in series
The openers hit half-centuries to guide the team to an eight-wicket win after the bowlers had kept West Indies women to 135 for 3 in fourth T20I

South Africa allrounder Wiaan Mulder ruled out of ODI series against Zimbabwe
The allrounder injured his ankle during South Africa's practice session on Tuesday

Steyn's all-round show, Tahir hat-trick flatten Zimbabwe
On his return to ODI cricket, Steyn top-scored with 60 then took two wickets, before Tahir cleaned up with 6 for 24 to seal the series for South Africa

Back from break, Tahir 'trying to go as long as I can'
He will turn 40 two months before South Africa pack their bags for the 2019 World Cup. Any thoughts of retirement, however, are far from his mind

Chris Wilkins, the original pinch-hitter, dies aged 74
Wilkins, who scored 10,966 first-class runs including 18 centuries, had been in deteriorating health for some time

South Africa, Zimbabwe look to solve middle-order issues
They could be helped by a batting-friendly pitch in Bloemfontein, where England smashed 399 for 9 in February 2016

Third women's T20I abandoned in Trinidad
South Africa will need to win both remaining T20Is to draw level, with West Indies up 2-0

Dale Steyn directs, Lungi Ngidi delivers
Ngidi tipped his hat to Dale Steyn, who didn't play the opening ODI but is in the squad and seems to be embracing the mentor role envisioned by the coach

Bowlers, Klaasen take South Africa to five-wicket win
The Zimbabwe bowlers made South Africa toil in the 118-run chase before Klaasen's 44 gave the hosts 1-0 lead in the three-match series

Injury-hit SA work towards Mission 2019 against 'rough diamonds' Zimbabwe
The three-match ODI series kicks off in Kimberley, with the hosts taking on a rejuvenated Zimbabwe side boosted by the return of three key players

Anisa Mohammed stars with hat-trick to give West Indies 2-0 lead
The 30-year old offspinner took the ninth hat-trick in women's T20Is to restrict South Africa to 101 for 8

Rabada, Ngidi will appreciate the competition - Steyn
With the World Cup as his ultimate goal, Dale Steyn is relishing the challenge to fight for his spot against South Africa's young pacers

Dale Steyn will add value as mentor - Ottis Gibson
How he fits into a team that already contains both Rabada and Ngidi is one of the conundrums facing South Africa as they brace for the World Cup next year

BCCI to assist CSA in running new T20 league
The board also divulged details around team composition and the competition format, as well as the bidding process, which will decide the six venues

CSA relaunch T20 league in partnership with state-owned broadcaster SABC
The "T20 Cricket League" will be played in November and December; no clarity yet over who will bear costs

Du Plessis, Amla ruled out of Zimbabwe series
The SA captain has been withdrawn to fully recover from a shoulder injury, while Amla will miss out because of a torn finger tendon, picked up during the CPL

Wayne Parnell loses Cobras contract after decision to go Kolpak
The Cape Cobras have discontinued the contract of South Africa pace bowler Wayne Parnell with immediate effect

South Africa's GLT20 - A timeline of events
From seeking ICC approval in January 2017, to contemplating postponing the league for a second time in August 2018, the full timeline of events

Natasha McLean, Stafanie Taylor help West Indies women go 1-0 up
South Africa fell to a 17-run defeat on a mixed day for their four T20I debutants

Matthews smashes 117 to help WI women level ODI series
West Indies moved to fourth on the ICC Women's Championship points table, while South Africa remained second to last in the eight-team contest

South Africa, West Indies split points after rained out second ODI
Play was abandoned after Dane van Niekerk had taken her team to 177 for 8 in a rain-hit game

Troublesome ankle could sideline Vernon Philander until November
If fit, the fast bowler, who hasn't played for South Africa since the Galle Test in July, would have been selected alongside Dale Steyn for the upcoming ODIs against Zimbabwe

Marizanne Kapp bowls South Africa to 40-run win over West Indies
The seamer became the third South Africa women's bowler to claim 100 wickets in ODIs. She finished with figures of 9-2-14-3 as West Indies were bowled out for 161 while chasing 202

Wayne Parnell takes up Kolpak deal with Worcestershire
The left-arm seamer has effectively ended his South Africa career in favour of the county deal and the chance to explore T20 leagues

Dale Steyn back in South Africa's ODI mix
With World Cup 2019 in view, the fast bowler is set to play his first ODI in almost two years after being picked for the series in Zimbabwe

David Miller gives up Test dream to focus on World Cup
The Africa batsman has made himself unavailable for selection in first-class cricket

Shabnim Ismail, Trisha Chetty out of West Indies tour
Ismail flies home to be with ill father, while Chetty has been withdrawn because of a back injury

CSA members' council votes to launch T20 league
The six-team tournament, which replaces the aborted T20 Global League, will be played from November 9 to December 16

AB de Villiers set to feature in PSL 2019
Lahore Qalandars, who have the first pick by dint of finishing bottom last season, are likely to snap up the South African batsman in the player draft

Laws of cricket available in African language for first time
Copies now available in isiXhosa, one of South Africa's 11 official languages and one of Zimbabwe's 16 official languages

Sunfoil decide against renewing CSA deal
This means South African cricket is without sponsors - for now - for the franchise first-class and 20-over competitions for the 2018-19 season

Paterson five-for guides South Africa A to consolation win
The win against India A gave them a bonus point, but their chance of making the final was wiped out by Australia A's victory over India B

Travis Head's all-round brilliance all but knocks out South Africa A
The Australia A captain followed a century with two wickets to keep his side's hopes alive in the Quadrangular A series

CSA could postpone T20 league again
CEO Thabang Moroe says the board is financially secure and does not have to depend on a T20 league for sustainability

Pandey powers India B to win in rain-hit match
Shreyas Gopal and Prasidh Krishna had limited South Africa A to 231 before Manish Pandey posted an unbeaten 95 to take India to a comfortable victory

SuperSport withdraws T20 league equity partnership with CSA
The pay-television network claimed the discussions for an agreement terminated on July 23 but that they remain interested in broadcasting the event

CSA courts government scrutiny over T20 league
The country's sports minister is considering a request to issue a moratorium on the board, preventing it from making any further announcements about the tournament

Quadrangular A team series moved out of Vijayawada
It is understood that Bengaluru will host the rescheduled tournament with the league fixtures slated for August 23, 25 and 27

Grounds to bid for teams in South Africa's T20 competition
The partnership that CSA entered into with SuperSport could also be at risk, and the board is at risk of heavy financial losses if the tournament is postponed again

De Villiers has 'no regrets' about leaving 'unbearable' pressures behind
The former South Africa captain is not missing international cricket just yet, given its mental demands

Three new faces in South Africa women squad for West Indies tour
Tumi Sekhukhune, Saarah Smith and Robyn Searle have been picked for the limited-overs series in the Caribbean in September and October

South Africa zero in on World Cup probables
Coach Ottis Gibson hopes to have his tournament template ready by the home summer

South Africa have made 'huge strides' as an ODI team - JP Duminy
At the end of their tour of Sri Lanka, the emergence of Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj to complement Imran Tahir is perhaps the biggest positive for South Africa

Dinesh Chandimal guides Sri Lanka home in low-scoring thriller
Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Dananjaya and Dhananjaya de Silva rolled South Africa over for their lowest ever T20I total, but the home side's chase was by no means straightforward

CSA could be forced to reconsider SuperSport equity deal
CSA officals' meetings with the Global T20 owners in Dubai and Mumbai haven't produced concrete results, with the owners saying their statuses have still not been clarified

Sellout crowd awaits postscript match of the tour
The only T20 between Sri Lanka and South Africa is shoehorned in at the back-end, set to begin less than 48 hours after the last ODI was completed

Siraj, Iyer, Bawne shine as rain holds sway
India A have clinched the two-match series 1-0 after a well-fought second unofficial Test ended in a wet draw

Draw looms as South Africa A lose wickets in wet weather
India A bowlers strike back, but only 33 overs bowled on third day as visitors reach 294 for 7 at stumps

Mathews, Akila Dananjaya hand South Africa a drubbing
Sri Lanka pulled the series scoreline to 3-2 with a 178-run win in the fifth and final ODI

Another chance for Sri Lanka and South Africa to build World Cup plans
With the series already decided, the hosts will look to continue their aggressive batting approach, and the visitors to keep trying their younger players

Olivier's six, Hamza's 93 give South Africa A advantage
India A lost their last six wickets for only eight runs after which the visitors built steadily with the bat

Excited by our new-ball combination - du Plessis
While Steyn and Philander aren't out of contention for a World-Cup spot, the immediate focus will be on giving more experience to a younger set

Injury makes du Plessis unlikely for Zimbabwe series
South Africa's captain has said that the priority for him right now is to get his shoulder as strong as possible in the lead-up to a busy winter and the World Cup

Hanuma Vihari, Ankit Bawne help India A seize the advantage
India A rode on Vihari's unbeaten 138 and Bawne's 80 to finish the first day on 322 for 4 in the second unofficial Test against South Africa A

Lower order, Lakmal end Sri Lanka's losing run
Suranga Lakmal defended seven runs off the final over to cap off Sri Lanka's most inspired showing in the field and best batting performance of the series so far

De Kock withdraws from Nottinghamshire deal
Cricket South Africa's change of heart has been explained by a recurrence of a finger injury but it follows a disturbing pattern for county sides

'Nervous' de Kock gets opportunity to show he could be next
With the series already won, it is significant that Quinton de Kock was chosen above other candidates in the current squad. It is, perhaps, a peep into the post-2019 World Cup future

Gibson shifts focus to experimentation for last two ODIs
With the series already decided, Ottis Gibson said South Africa would trial several players with the World Cup in mind

Siraj's maiden 10-for gives India A dramatic win
Rudi Second made a combative 94 again but South Africa A were bowled out with seven balls remaining on the final day

Sri Lanka desperate to break rut as de Kock stands in for du Plessis
Quinton de Kock will lead South Africa in the last two ODIs as they will look to give their World Cup hopefuls more chances

Injured du Plessis out of Sri Lanka tour
He will need up to six weeks to make a full recovery and will miss the remaining two ODIs and the lone T20I

Lean patch will make Markram mentally stronger - Jennings
The former Under-19 coach says it's important that Markram understands what he is going through is normal and that he doesn't lose confidence as a result

Siraj four-for leaves South Africa A in deep trouble
After bagging 5 for 56 in the first innings, the fast bowler cracked open South Africa A's top order yet again on day three

Shaw finds a way to score despite technical flaw in batting
The India A batsman admitted there was something wrong in his technique, but he had the backing of his coach Rahul Dravid

Agarwal 220*, Shaw 136 bury South Africa A
India A took a commanding 165-run lead on day two, with Agarwal still batting on 220

South Africa ride on Hendricks ton, Duminy 92 to seal series
The visitors sealed a second successive ODI series win in Sri Lanka and 11th consecutive victory over their opponents, dating back to July 2014, after scoring the highest total on the island

Rudi Second pushes his case forward for South Africa call-up
If Second continues his good form in India, he could challenge Heinrich Klaasen for the reserve wicketkeeper's spot in the national side

Siraj hands India A the advantage despite Second's 94
Seven of South Africa A's eight wickets were pouched by the wicketkeeper or the slip cordon, on a day when India A's pacers dominated at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru

Can Sri Lanka end their losing streak against South Africa?
South Africa have beaten them 10 times in a row, in a streak stretching back to 2014

De Kock, bowlers, power South Africa to comfortable win
Ngidi and Phehlukwayo ensured Sri Lanka were restricted to under 250. De Kock and the batsmen did the rest

CSA signs new MoU with South African Cricketers' Association
The new MoU expands the revenue-share model substantially, and includes women and provincial cricketers for the first time

CSA T20 league to have six teams instead of eight
CEO Thabang Moroe said meetings with broadcasters and sponsors are ongoing, but didn't specify how the dilemma of reducing two teams would be resolved with GLT20 franchises

I like responsibility, but don't see myself as any leader - Rabada
On the eve of his 50th ODI appearance, the 23-year-old fast bowler remains humble on his roles and responsibilities in South Africa's limited-overs squad

Can Sri Lanka keep out South Africa's quicks?
The visitors are 1-0 up, and will hope for contributions from younger members of their side such as Aiden Markram and Wiaan Muller

Parnell readies for Worcestershire bow ahead of home summer
The South African allrounder will be available for the remaining six Vitality Blast group matches and the knockouts, and four of the remaining six county championship matches

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