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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith 'vindicated' after being cleared of racism charges
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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith 'vindicated' after being cleared of racism charges

Two independent arbitrators found there was no evidence to support tentative findings that Smith had shown racial bias in three instances.

South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza suspended after positive drugs test
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South Africa batter Zubayr Hamza suspended after positive drugs test

According to a CSA statement, Hamza tested positive for the substance Furosemide following an International Cricket Council anti-doping test on January 17.

IPL 2022: BCCI may reach out to CSA to solve South Africa players' IPL impasse
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IPL 2022: BCCI may reach out to CSA to solve South Africa players' IPL impasse

Some of the top South African cricketers are in danger of missing out on three weeks of IPL due to their home series against Bangladesh which includes three ODI and two Tests starting 18 March and ending on 12 April

IPL 2022: South African cricketers face test of loyalty ahead of tournament, says Dean Elgar
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IPL 2022: South African cricketers face test of loyalty ahead of tournament, says Dean Elgar

South Africa are set to play three one-dayers and two Tests against Bangladesh starting March 18, while the IPL is scheduled to be held from 26 March to 29 May

India vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock announces Test retirement hours after Centurion defeat
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India vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock announces Test retirement hours after Centurion defeat

De Kock said he remained committed to playing international limited-overs cricket. His place in the Test side is expected to be filled by Kyle Verreynne

CSA reviews SJN report, to launch formal inquiry into conduct of Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher
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CSA reviews SJN report, to launch formal inquiry into conduct of Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher

A 235-page final report had accused CSA administration, former captain and current director Smith, Boucher and former batter AB de Villiers of engaging in racial discrimination.

Ombudsman finds Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and AB de Villiers showed racial prejudice
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Ombudsman finds Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher and AB de Villiers showed racial prejudice

A 235-page final report submitted by the SJN Commission head Dumisa Ntsebeza has accused Smith, current head coach Mark Boucher and de Villiers of unfairly discriminating against black players.

CSA announces updated schedule for India’s tour of South Africa; Centurion to host Boxing Day Test
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CSA announces updated schedule for India’s tour of South Africa; Centurion to host Boxing Day Test

The CSA and the BCCI on Saturday announced that the tour will go ahead but the Indian team's departure will be postponed by a week and T20Is will no longer be a part of the schedule

George Linde, Lutho Sipamla included in South Africa A squad for upcoming four-day fixtures against India A
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George Linde, Lutho Sipamla included in South Africa A squad for upcoming four-day fixtures against India A

The home team will be led by 32-year-old opening batter Pieter Malan. The series, an opportunity for the players to vie for places in the senior squad before India's upcoming tour of the country, will be held from 23 November to 9 December at Mangaung Oval.

T20 World Cup 2021: Bavuma reveals de Kock controversy was on his mind before Sri Lanka game
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T20 World Cup 2021: Bavuma reveals de Kock controversy was on his mind before Sri Lanka game

Senior batter de Kock did not wish to comply and chose to pull out of the match but returned for Saturday's game against Sri Lanka after agreeing to perform the gesture in support of the 'Black Lives Matter' (BLM) movement.

Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch
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Final testing of the James Webb space telescope is complete, it is getting ready for its 31 October launch

The telescope will observe the universe from the vantage point of Lagrangian Point 2 (L2), located some 1.5 million kilometres away from Earth.

Mark Boucher apologises for singing offensive songs and using nicknames for coloured teammates during playing days
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Mark Boucher apologises for singing offensive songs and using nicknames for coloured teammates during playing days

Adams, in his testimony to SJN, had claimed Boucher was among the teammates who made racial slurs on him in a song. Boucher said he did not give Adams any nickname.

'We weren't a team', former South Africa cricketers make damning revelations on racial discrimination in Proteas camp
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'We weren't a team', former South Africa cricketers make damning revelations on racial discrimination in Proteas camp

An independent ombudsman, advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza, has heard testimony from some prominent former players, including Ashwell Prince and Paul Adams.

CSA begins hearings on racial discrimination in South African cricket; final report expected by September
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CSA begins hearings on racial discrimination in South African cricket; final report expected by September

Ombudsman Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza said he had received 11 submissions from administrators and officials, 23 from former and present players, and 24 from cricket unions and other interested parties.

NASA, CSA find holes in the space station's Canadarm2 caused by orbital debris
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NASA, CSA find holes in the space station's Canadarm2 caused by orbital debris

A hole approximately 5 mm in diameter is visible on the Canadarm2 but it is still functional.

IPL 2021: Rassie van der Dussen unlikely to play for Rajasthan Royals as CSA refuses NOC
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IPL 2021: Rassie van der Dussen unlikely to play for Rajasthan Royals as CSA refuses NOC

In another development, RR has named South African pacer Gerald Coetzee as a replacement for England batsmen Liam Livingstone, who had pulled out of the tournament due to bio-bubble fatigue.

Cricket must proceed without government intervention, says South Africa Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa
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Cricket must proceed without government intervention, says South Africa Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa

Nathi Mthethwa had appointed an Interim Board (IB) last year to resolve a long-standing crisis at the CSA regarding the implementation of new corporate governance proposals.

Cricket South Africa thrown into deeper crisis as country's sports minister threatens of 'derecognising' and 'defunding' board
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Cricket South Africa thrown into deeper crisis as country's sports minister threatens of 'derecognising' and 'defunding' board

Minister Nathi Mthethwa wrote to the rival factions in the sport— the members’ council and the interim board— on Thursday stating he will use his powers under a government Act “by defunding CSA and derecognising CSA and I will cause this to be published in the Government Gazette”.

South Africa captains fear ICC suspension but apex body says no intervention in governance crisis as of now
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South Africa captains fear ICC suspension but apex body says no intervention in governance crisis as of now

The three skippers Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma and Dane van Niekerk have signed a joint statement expressing their concerns before the ICC statement came as a relief.