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CSA release forensic audit in wake of firing of CEO Thabang Moroe
Disciplinary action could follow after 456-page document is put into public domain

Racial justice is a 'process, not an event', says CSA in response to BLM criticism
The board insists that team is engaging on racial matters with 'honesty, empathy and vulnerability'

Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Steven Smith, Joe Root nominated for ICC men's cricketer of the decade award
Kohli is the only men's player who has been nominated for all major awards

Kagiso Rabada on biosecure bubbles: 'It's almost like luxury prisons we are in'
"It can be quite tough because you are surrounded by four walls the whole time and that can be a factor mentally"

Kagiso Rabada 100% in support of BLM movement - but South Africa won't be kneeling
Fast bowler says it was "team decision" not to take a knee during England series

Dale Steyn joins Kandy Tuskers in LPL
Fast bowler confirmed his signing on Twitter

South Africa hit by second positive Covid-19 test ahead of England series
CSA says player had not come into contact with rest of 24-man squad

Chris Jordan sticks to his strengths as England T20I record beckons
Fast bowler comes into England's South Africa tour in form after adapting successfully at the IPL

Chris Jordan: 'Real conversations' are the key for anti-racism message
Fast bowler acknowledges South Africa's reasons for declining to take a knee for BLM movement

ICC confirms altered points system for World Test Championship
The board also introduced a minimum age restriction for international cricket which will apply across all cricket

2022 Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa postponed to February 2023
The major tournaments on the women's calendar for 2022 now include the ODI World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and the Ashes

Mark Boucher focused on 'care factor' after three South Africa players forced to self-isolate
"Sitting in rooms alone for up to 10 days is quite tough," says South Africa head coach

South Africa won't take a knee for England series, may wear black armbands
Mark Boucher says Lungi Ngidi - who drove the movement - is happy the team have done what they needed to do

Three South Africa players isolated after one tests positive for Covid-19
Trio are asymptomatic but medical staff will continue to monitor their health, CSA says

Moeen Ali vows to give his all in what remains of international career
'I've had enough of a break from Test cricket' says 33-year-old Moeen

CSA members' council agree to government-imposed interim board
Compliance ensures that CSA will retain its status and funding for now

England tour has green light from South African sports ministry
England are due to travel to South Africa on Monday to begin 10 days in quarantine

England's tour of South Africa at risk unless interim board ratified
Sports Minister could withdraw recognition of CSA, which would leave South Africa without an official team

FICA wants 'clear global solutions' to tackle contract breaches in sanctioned cricket
Body calls on ICC and its member boards to show "willingness to prioritise and act on" the matter

Recognise interim board or face sanctions - South African sports minister to CSA members' council
"They've got too much to hide is the only inference that can be drawn," says interim board chair of CSA

CSA board impasse likely to impact ICC chairman elections
SA's vote could prove crucial in the race between Greg Barclay and Imran Khwaja

CSA Members' Council refuses to appoint new interim board
This goes against the sports minister's directive and may result in serious consequences

Uncapped Glenton Stuurman in South Africa white-ball squads
Dala returns, as does Rabada, who had missed SA's last assignment against India

Morne Morkel to play for Brisbane Heat in BBL as local player
Former South Africa fast bowler has gained permanent Australian residency and now lives in Sydney

Mark Wood prepares to pit his pace against 'battle-hardened' IPL stars
Fast bowler emboldened by displays from Archer, Nortje, Rabada in the UAE this year

No ball-by-ball coverage for four-day franchise tournament - CSA to investigate
CSA is yet to conclude talks with SuperSport about streaming the matches on its website

Covid-19: Six Warriors players withdrawn from opening round
Two players had tested positive and four others were in direct contact with them

Make South African cricket great again, and other items on the interim CSA board's agenda
Sports minister Nathi Mthethwa calls for transparency, wants quick results from the new panel

Haroon Lorgat, Omphile Ramela, Andre Odendaal part of interim nine-member CSA board
Judge Zak Yacoob will be the chairman; interim board will "look at everything" says sports minister

CSA Members' Council and sports minister Nathi Mthethwa have 'constructive' meeting
An interim CSA board will be now be constituted, with further details expected by the end of the week

Marchant de Lange joins Somerset from Glamorgan on two-year deal
South African quick switches counties as Brexit forces a change to visa status

Sri Lanka set to play two-Test series in South Africa
CSA will also send a security delegation to Pakistan to assess the feasibility of a tour in early 2021

CSA in turmoil as all board members step down
Six of the directors had already resigned following a meeting on Sunday.

Acting president Beresford Williams, five others resign from Cricket South Africa board
Development follows request from the members' council for the entire board to step down

'It's nice to feel important' - 'Blessed' Chris Morris on bond with RCB, chatting with Dale Steyn, and more
"I have been very fortunate I haven't been smacked around yet, but that's going to come unfortunately"

Kagiso Rabada: I have a 'social responsibility' to fight for 'right causes'
Fast bowler talks about the BLM movement and what he learned from Nelson Mandela

Wayne Parnell leaves Worcestershire as club target new spin signing
Former South Africa seamer departs after loss of Kolpak status

Cricket South Africa members' council asks entire board to step down
CSA has until Tuesday to inform sports minister Mthethwa why he should not intervene in their affairs

World Test Championship: ICC plans to split points for Covid-19-affected games to complete cycle
Other option on the table is to consider only those matches completed by end of March 2020

Victor Mpitsang replaces Linda Zondi as South Africa selection chief
Mpitsang, the former medium pacer, will start in his new position on November 2

England expect South Africa tour go-ahead after quarantine agreement is reached
Tour expected to be hosted at Newlands and Paarl, and will feature three ODIs and three T20Is

'Beast' Anrich Nortje eyes Shoaib Akhtar's record 161.3kph after delivering fastest ever IPL ball
"Maybe a good wicket, some adrenaline, the right combination and I can do it this IPL"

CSA await government approval for England tour next month
England are supposed to arrive in South Africa on November 17 and will spend 10 days in quarantine

Women's cricket lines up for 2022 Commonwealth Games debut on opening day
The eight-team women's T20 competition will begin on July 29 and will be contested over eight days at Edgbaston

CSA might escape ICC sanction in case of government interference, for now
South Africa's sports minister will look into matters at CSA unless given a reason not to by October 27

South Africa sports minister gives ICC notice for intervention in Cricket South Africa
Nathi Mthethwa has given CSA until October 27 to make a case to keep him out of their affairs

England tour to Sri Lanka - Mickey Arthur 'really positive' fixtures will go ahead
Sri Lanka coach says cricket may as well "wait for a vaccine" if home series cannot be fulfilled

Cricket South Africa to unveil aggressive transformation plans
No suggestions of an increased quota, but focus on including more black African players in the national sides

Domestic cricket in South Africa to resume on November 2
The summer will start with the four-day franchise competition and will end with the T20 Cup

England's winter tours: What is the current state of play?
Potential trips to South Africa, Sri Lanka and India remain on the table

Vernon Philander's younger brother reportedly shot dead
Philander says family "coming to terms with the brutal murder"

Legal battle looms as players seek commercial rights protections from ICC
FICA has written to ICC seeking recompense for players' commercial exploitation with ICC partners

Cricket South Africa to hand over forensic report to parliament portfolio committee
Independent Director Marius Schoeman offers resignation if the report is not sent

Stiaan van Zyl to fill 2021 overseas slot at Sussex but Kolpak 'joy-ride' over for David Wiese
End of Kolpak era means Wiese moving on but van Zyl will see out contract as an overseas player

Forensic report reveals Thabang Moroe's financial misconduct
According to the report, he had breached the Companies' Act several times, bringing CSA into disrepute

SASCOC refers CSA investigation to sports ministry
Seeks additional resources to do its job, or failing that, requests minister Mthethwa to take action

Cricket for some, not for all - where does the women's game stand?
As top-level women's cricket resumes this week, what's the state of the game among the major nations after six months of Covid-19 hiatus?

South Africa opens borders but international sport remains locked down
Domestic cricket could resume behind closed doors but the MSL could be in serious doubt

CSA, SASCOC at impasse over forensic report disclosure disagreement
SASCOC will take further action against the cricket board if the full report is not made available to them

AB de Villiers sees his younger self in Josh Philippe
"I watched him play for the Sydney Sixers. He takes the new ball on, he is a very talented player"

CSA distances itself from Independent director Kula-Ameyaw after tweet against Momentum
The Tweet appeared to remind Momentum of the money CSA has invested in it and raised questions about its transformation record

South Africa loses ODI sponsor Momentum
The financial services company will continue to sponsor the women's national team until 2023

Crisis in South Africa: No clarity on task team details after CSA-SASCOC meeting
Government body also wants cricket board to make public the forensic report used to sack Thabang Moroe as CEO

Incumbent Linda Zondi not on shortlist to be South Africa's convener of selectors
Among the new convener's most pressing early task will be to appoint a new men's Test captain

South Africa Olympics body to ICC: Our intervention is not government interference
SASCOC has offered to meet with the ICC to provide assurance of its independence

Explainer - What South Africa's cricket crisis is all about
With the CSA board asked to step aside, South African cricket has hit rock bottom. What went wrong?

SASCOC to appoint task team to investigate CSA imminently
Will be done without input from CSA's Members Council, after a meeting between the two did not go ahead

ICC likely to approach CSA for clarification on crisis, says legal expert Becker
CSA, meanwhile, is seeking legal advice on whether SASCOC had the authority to intervene in the manner it did

South Africa Olympic body instructs CSA board, executive to step aside
CSA, as of Thursday evening, is no longer operational and is under investigation

Neil McKenzie appointed South Africa's high performance batting consultant
CSA has also made fresh appointments for bowling lead, academy lead and U-19 coach

Jonty Rhodes signs up as Sweden's head coach
Back home in South Africa, Rhodes says the administrative chaos is affecting the side's on-field performances

Dillon du Preez to be assistant coach for South Africa women
Appointment of white ex-cricketer comes after CSA announced affirmative action policy for consultants

Faf du Plessis on AB de Villiers' retirement: 'The friend in me trumped the captain in me'
"The last year was tough, because I carried a lot of what was going through the team on my shoulders"

Racism in cricket - Tabraiz Shamsi says South Africa 'stronger' after chats at culture camp
Says he has not personally experienced issues within the team, and distances team from CSA's administrative chaos

Mignon du Preez excited for WBBL return with Melbourne Stars after 'crazy' year
Lucy Cripps and Sophie Day have also signed with the Stars for this season's tournament

ICC sent complaint alleging government interference in South African cricket
The grievance comes from the South African Institute for Race Relations, which seeks to remove quotas entirely

South Africa players demand CSA action before 'the game we love may be irreparably damaged'
Thirty players, including captains de Kock and van Niekerk, are worried this may be the last chance to save SA cricket

CSA will apply affirmative action while hiring consultants
While the directive is not set in stone, it will be used to test whether people of colour are provided with opportunities

Lungi Ngidi: 'Everyone being on the same page puts us in a good position'
Issues of race should not have a divisive effect on the SA team, says fast bowler

AB de Villiers back to keeping in RCB nets; Jonty Rhodes overcomes quarantine 'hurdle'
South African duo happy to be joining their respective sides after a strict five-month lockdown in their country

CSA to consider reparations to players discriminated against in the past
Ntini, Kirsten, Klusener among nine former players who will be ambassadors of the project

Quinton de Kock happy with results of South Africa culture camp
White-ball captain got to interact with fringe players and was greatly impressed by them

Thabang Moroe fired as Cricket South Africa CEO
According to a statement from the board, he was dismissed for "acts of serious misconduct."

Cameron Delport eyes South Africa T20 World Cup spot amid visa uncertainty
When the UK's transition period with European Union ends on December 31, Kolpak registrations will be voided

South Africa's culture camp yields three new pillars: respect, belonging, empathy
The "Protea Fire" brand, cultivated under Graeme Smith in 2010, has been put on pause

Jacques Kallis, Zaheer Abbas and Lisa Sthalekar enter ICC's Hall of Fame
They become the fourth South African, sixth Pakistani and fifth Australian woman respectively to join the elite list

ECB chairman Colin Graves says ICC can 'recut the pot'
Adds a fresh finance model needed to keep all countries 'sustantainable'

Two South Africa men's players test positive for Covid-19
CSA conducted tests on 50 players and support staff members

SACA concerned South African cricket is falling apart
The players' body has warned of administrative 'dysfunctionality that threatens the existence of the game in our country'

Kugandrie Govender appointed acting CEO by Cricket South Africa
Govender is the first woman to take on the role of heading CSA

Leicestershire sign Gareth Delany for T20 Blast after losing services of Janneman Malan
South Africa opener Malan ruled out of county stint by travel restrictions

South Africa Women not to tour England in September 2020
CSA made the decision due to the travel restrictions currently in place for South African national teams

Graeme Smith 'shocked' after threats on supporting Black Lives Matter movement
The former captain also called on the government to assist with the growth of the game in SA

Graeme Smith: DLS method needs to be reviewed
SA's director of cricket feels the rain rule is at least two decades out of date, especially in T20s

CSA appoints Beresford Williams as acting president after Chris Nenzani's resignation
A more permanent appointment is expected at the board's annual general meeting on September 5

CSA's acting CEO Jacques Faul steps down
ESPNcricinfo understands that he chose to leave his post following a heated board meeting

Chris Nenzani steps down as Cricket South Africa president
Decision comes within hours of COO Naasei Appiah being sacked for "transgressions of a serious nature"

South Africa to hold culture camp for 32 players
Workshop announced in the aftermath of the BLM movement, will focus on the team's identity and environment and outline performance goals

Graeme Smith denies Thami Tsolekile's allegations of racial discrimination
"You probably saw nothing in that because maybe you see racism as a norm in this country" - Tsolekile rejoinder to Smith

Shabnim Ismail returns for another season at the Sydney Thunder
The pace bowler will provide experience and cutting edge to the attack

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