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Pakistan-South Africa may play series later this year

ISLAMABAD: The postponement of T20 Global League has opened up a window for Pakistan – South Africa cricket series later this year. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are believed to be in talks for a possible series towards the end of 2017. The series would likely be held in South Africa,…

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South Africa team not to participate in WC Cricket of the Blind

ISLAMABAD: The South African team will not participate in the Fifth Edition of the World Cup Cricket of the Blind scheduled to be held in Pakistan and the UAE from January 7 to 21. Talking to APP, Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC) Chairman Syed Sultan Shah said due to some personal issues South African team…

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All Blacks have no weaknesses, Springboks coach says

NEWS DESK: South Africa coach Allister Coetzee admits New Zealand appear to have no weaknesses as he tries to end a recurring personal Rugby Championship nightmare against them, reported AFP. “They do not seem to have any weak areas,” conceded the diminutive, 54-year-old former provincial scrum-half when asked about the world champions. Coetzee earlier said…

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Du Plessis wants no respite for Bangladesh

If Bangladesh’s batsmen found the going tough in the first Test, they can expect it to be even more difficult in the second match if South African captain Faf du Plessis gets his way. “I’m on the groundsman’s case,” Du Plessis said after South Africa bowled out Bangladesh for 90 to complete a crushing 333-run…

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Bangladesh face in-form South African batsmen

History and the form of South Africa’s leading batsmen are against Bangladesh in the first Test starting Thursday at Senwes Park in northwestern university town Potchefstroom. Bangladesh have lost all four previous Tests in South Africa by an innings, despite winning the toss on all four occasions. In their favour, though, is improved form since…

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Cricket: Players face sending-off, umpires to get bat gauge    

NEW DELHI: Players could be sent off for the first time in cricket, starting with Test matches in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates this week, as new regulations come into force. Changes governing umpire referrals and bat sizes will also come into force Thursday when South Africa host Bangladesh and Sri Lanka play…

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Cricket: India reach three-Test South Africa compromise

India will play three Test matches in South Africa this season, the boards of both countries announced on Wednesday. The first Test will start in Cape Town on January 5 while details of the remaining two Tests as well as six one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals will be announced later. South Africa will also…

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Video: Relatives welcome Imran Tahir home

Relatives of Pakistan-born South African leg spinner Imran Tahir welcomed him home as they prepared placards and banners.

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Video: Imran Tahir picks his favorite players in Pakistan team

LAHORE: South African leg spinner of Pakistani origin Imran Tahir expressed his delight to be a part of the World XI to visit Pakistan for a good cause of resumption of international cricket in the country. “I am very happy to visit Pakistan with World XI for playing Independence Cup three match T20 series which…

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South African Kevin Anderson advances to US Open final

Moments after qualifying for his first Grand Slam final, South Africa’s Kevin Anderson raced to hug his friends and family in the players’ box, standing on a large flower plot to reach them. His joy and enthusiasm were evident after his impressive 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Spanish 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta in…

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Student accidentally given $1M in financial aid, spends thousands

NEWS DESK: A university student in South Africa who discovered an erroneous deposit of $1 million in her financial aid account spent more than $60,000 of the fortune before authorities realized the mistake, school officials said. The oversight occurred at Walter Sisulu University in Eastern Cape province when a massive over allocation of funds was…

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Pakistani players to feature in T20 Global League

Players’ draft (auction) held for South Africa’s T20 Global League. Nine Pakistani cricketers will feature in the tournament. Watch this report…

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PCB unveils World XI squad

The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced a star-studded 14-member World XI, which comprises players from seven Test playing countries and will be captained by South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. The World XI will play three Twenty20 Internationals for the Independence Cup against Pakistan under lights at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on 12, 13 and 15…

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Du Plessis to captain World XI in Pakistan tour

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s Faf du Plessis has been named captain of the World XI team that is set to tour Pakistan next month for a three-match T20 series. The International Cricket Council (ICC) agreed to support the series in a bid to help revive international cricket in Pakistan. The ICC World XI and Pakistan…

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Former South Africa star Smith turns T20 coach

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa skipper and batsman Graeme Smith will be among the coaches when the maiden Twenty20 Global League starts in the republic this November.

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England’s Ali ready for life in the pink

BIRMINGHAM: Moeen Ali is confident it will take more than a pink ball to put him off his stride during England’s inaugural day/night Test.

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England begin hunt for victory with three wickets

MANCHESTER: Three wickets before lunch set England on their way towards victory on the fourth day of the fourth and final test against South Africa on Monday. Set a daunting 380 to win on a surface offering plenty of encouragement for the bowlers, South Africa went in for lunch at Old Trafford at 40 for three…

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Cricket: Four-star Anderson leaves England in charge

James Anderson took four wickets from the newly-named James Anderson End to leave England in a commanding position against South Africa in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday. South Africa were 220 for nine in reply to England’s first innings 362, featuring Jonny Bairstow’s 99, at stumps on the second day. That left…

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Cricket: England 362 all out against South Africa in 4th Test

England were dismissed for 362 on the second day of the fourth Test against South Africa at Old Trafford on Saturday after winning the toss. Jonny Bairstow was last man out for 99, lbw sweeping at left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj. The wicket-keeper, was was 53 not out when last man James Anderson came into bat,…

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Rabada gives South Africa early edge in fourth Test

MANCHESTER: Kagiso Rabada took the prize wicket of Ben Stokes as South Africa held England to 260 for six on Friday’s first day of the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

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Finn remains in England squad for fourth Test

LONDON: Steven Finn has been retained in a 13-man England squad for this week’s fourth Test against South Africa after the injured Mark Wood was ruled out of the Old Trafford match.

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