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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.

IPL 2022: Graeme Smith feels 'mental strain' of leading India may be taking toll on Rohit Sharma
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IPL 2022: Graeme Smith feels 'mental strain' of leading India may be taking toll on Rohit Sharma

Rohit's Mumbai Indians, who have won the IPL a record five times, are yet to open their account in the 15th edition of the lucrative league, having lost all their four matches so far.

India vs South Africa: 'Your commitment has set the example', Graeme Smith thanks BCCI for successful tour
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India vs South Africa: 'Your commitment has set the example', Graeme Smith thanks BCCI for successful tour

The BCCI had decided to go ahead with the highly-anticipated tour of South Africa despite growing concern about the spread of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron, which was first reported in the Rainbow Nation.

Cricket South Africa appoints Terry Motau chairperson of disciplinary hearing against coach Mark Boucher
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Cricket South Africa appoints Terry Motau chairperson of disciplinary hearing against coach Mark Boucher

The appointment comes after Social Justice and Nation-Building in a report accused Boucher, former captain and current CSA director Graeme Smith, and former batter AB de Villiers of unfairly discriminating against black players.

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.

Ex-South Africa captain Graeme Smith rejects charges of racism
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Ex-South Africa captain Graeme Smith rejects charges of racism

"Some of the findings are entirely questionable and without any basis," said David Becker, Smith's lawyer

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.

South Africa to host India in end-of-year Test series with T20Is and ODIs to follow
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South Africa to host India in end-of-year Test series with T20Is and ODIs to follow

Two Tests will be played in Johannesburg, from 17 to 21 December and from 3 to 7 January. Centurion will host the second Test from 26 to 30 December.

IPL 2021: Our players felt secure in bio-bubble, says CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith
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IPL 2021: Our players felt secure in bio-bubble, says CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith

The IPL was postponed on 4 May after multiple COVID-19 cases emerged inside the bio-bubble. The 11 South Africans, who participated in the league, have already left for Johannesburg.

IPL 2021: CSA’s Graeme Smith says South Africans free to choose between continuing to play or returning home
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IPL 2021: CSA’s Graeme Smith says South Africans free to choose between continuing to play or returning home

As many as 11 South African players, including white-ball skipper Quinton de Kock, pacer Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis, are currently participating in the IPL for various teams.

South Africa to visit Ireland in July for historic first full limited-overs tour
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South Africa to visit Ireland in July for historic first full limited-overs tour

The matches are scheduled to be played from 11-25 July and will comprise three ODIs, that will form part of the ICC's Cricket World Cup Super League programme, and three T20 Internationals.

Cricket South Africa urge ICC to stick up for nations outside India, England, Australia
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Cricket South Africa urge ICC to stick up for nations outside India, England, Australia

Smith was asked about CSA's decision to write to the ICC describing Australia's decision as "against the spirit of sportsmanship" and having implications for the credibility of the ICC World Test championship.

Pakistan to tour South Africa to play three ODIs and four T20Is in April
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Pakistan to tour South Africa to play three ODIs and four T20Is in April

The touring team will stay in a bio-secure environment and matches will be confined to two venues – SuperSport Park in Centurion and the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

'Extremely disappointed': CSA’s Graeme Smith expresses ‘frustration’ over Cricket Australia pulling out of South Africa tour
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'Extremely disappointed': CSA’s Graeme Smith expresses ‘frustration’ over Cricket Australia pulling out of South Africa tour

Former Test captain Smith said Cricket South Africa had "bent over backwards" to meet Australia's demands, only for their opponents to scrap the tour citing an "unacceptable risk".

South Africa to tour Pakistan for first time in 14 years for two Tests, three T20Is
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South Africa to tour Pakistan for first time in 14 years for two Tests, three T20Is

Karachi and Rawalpindi will hosts the two Tests, the three T20Is will be held in Lahore.

Graeme Smith hopeful to see crowds returning for Australia tour to South Africa
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Graeme Smith hopeful to see crowds returning for Australia tour to South Africa

Graeme Smith allayed doubts about Australia’s slated tour next year despite the political turmoil that Cricket South Africa is currently going through and the country’s struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

My First IPL match: Warne's surprise call-up, Smith's calming presence, new avatar and a ballistic cannon — Swapnil Asnodkar recalls 'dream debut'
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My First IPL match: Warne's surprise call-up, Smith's calming presence, new avatar and a ballistic cannon — Swapnil Asnodkar recalls 'dream debut'

Swapnil Asnodkar burst onto the scene in style with a 34-ball 60 in his debut match in IPL 2008, against KKR. He walks down the memory lane to relive that special day.

South African cricketers condemn 'politics and self-interest' in CSA, say board has 'lurched from crisis to crisis'
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South African cricketers condemn 'politics and self-interest' in CSA, say board has 'lurched from crisis to crisis'

In a strongly-worded statement, all the country's nationally-contracted players — 16 men and 14 women — said Cricket South Africa (CSA) had "lurched from crisis to crisis".

Beresford Williams named acting president of Cricket South Africa after Chris Nenzani's exit
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Beresford Williams named acting president of Cricket South Africa after Chris Nenzani's exit

Williams will serve as president until the board's annual general meeting scheduled for 5 September.

Graeme Smith says allegations of not supporting ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ‘extremely hurtful’
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Graeme Smith says allegations of not supporting ex-South Africa wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile ‘extremely hurtful’

Tsolekile criticised Smith for not backing him enough during their time as international cricketers and alleged that CSA was trying to protect other wrongdoers.