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'I can’t see myself doing anything else', says Dale Steyn eyeing spot in Proteas squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2020
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'I can’t see myself doing anything else', says Dale Steyn eyeing spot in Proteas squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2020

Steyn is regarded as one of the greatest quick bowlers to play the game, but has been laid low by injury for long periods in the last three years.

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to deliver Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave lecture in March
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BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to deliver Jagmohan Dalmiya Annual Conclave lecture in March

The conclave will be held on the eve of India-South Africa third ODI at Eden Gardens slated for 18 March, Avishek said after taking charge as President of the Cricket Association of Bengal.

South Africa vs England: Quinton de Kock named Proteas captain for ODI series as incumbent Faf du Plessis dropped from squad
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South Africa vs England: Quinton de Kock named Proteas captain for ODI series as incumbent Faf du Plessis dropped from squad

Quinton de Kock leads a 15-man squad with five uncapped players in seamers Lutho Sipamla and Sisanda Magala, spinning all-rounder Bjorn Fortuin, opening batsman Janneman Malan and wicketkeeper-batsman Kyle Verreynne

South Africa vs England: Skipper Faf du Plessis hails changes in Cricket South Africa’s administration after victory in Centurion Test
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South Africa vs England: Skipper Faf du Plessis hails changes in Cricket South Africa’s administration after victory in Centurion Test

South Africa ended a run of five straight Test defeats with a 107-run win over England at Centurion Park and skipper Faf du Plessis hailed the new coaching structures and fresh personnel in Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) administration.

South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander kicks off farewell series, will be remembered as genius mind packaged in a relatable frame
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South Africa vs England: Vernon Philander kicks off farewell series, will be remembered as genius mind packaged in a relatable frame

Vernon Philander doesn’t look like an elite modern athlete. At 175 cm and with a slight paunch around his midriff, he has the physique of a regular civilian, someone who jogs the occasional 5 km, helps himself to seconds of his wife’s Sunday roast, is partial to the occasional pint of beer with his mates, plays a bit of cricket.

South Africa vs England: Renewed optimism and joy on display as Proteas gear up for Boxing Day clash with Joe Root and Co
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South Africa vs England: Renewed optimism and joy on display as Proteas gear up for Boxing Day clash with Joe Root and Co

On Christmas Eve, two days before the first of four Tests against England beginning on Boxing Day, Proteas captain Faf du Plessis was still smiling.

South Africa vs England: Proteas captain Faf du Plessis stresses on becoming No 1 Test team but says it will take time
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South Africa vs England: Proteas captain Faf du Plessis stresses on becoming No 1 Test team but says it will take time

The overhaul of South Africa’s coaching structure has given the team a major boost as they get ready to take on England in a four-Test series which begins on Thursday, captain Faf du Plessis said.

New South Africa coach Mark Boucher open to AB de Villiers' international return; warns England of tough contest in Test series
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New South Africa coach Mark Boucher open to AB de Villiers' international return; warns England of tough contest in Test series

South Africa have lost their last five Tests, two shock home defeats to Sri Lanka and three thrashings in India.

Former South Africa wicket-keeper Mark Boucher named Proteas’ head coach till 2023
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Former South Africa wicket-keeper Mark Boucher named Proteas’ head coach till 2023

Boucher, who has been given a contract until 2023, was unveiled by new CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith, with Enoch Nkwe to act as assistant coach and former Test opener Ashwell Prince to lead the South African A side.

South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith 'ideal candidate' to lead team into new dawn, says CSA's Jacques Faul
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South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith 'ideal candidate' to lead team into new dawn, says CSA's Jacques Faul

South Africa captain Graeme Smith is the ideal candidate for the role of director of cricket for the home series against England that starts later this month, according to acting Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Jacques Faul.

Former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher set to become interim coach of South Africa cricket team, say reports
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Former wicketkeeper Mark Boucher set to become interim coach of South Africa cricket team, say reports

Current interim team director Enoch Nkwe is expected to stay on and work with incoming coach Mark Boucher

Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith to take over as South Africa's director of cricket on temporary basis
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Former Proteas captain Graeme Smith to take over as South Africa's director of cricket on temporary basis

Smith is the most successful captain in Test history and will seek in the new role to turn around the fortunes of an ailing South Africa side, who have lost their last five Tests in a row to Sri Lanka and India, two of which were by an innings.

Squashing of press freedom the catalyst for change at troubled Cricket South Africa
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Squashing of press freedom the catalyst for change at troubled Cricket South Africa

Cricket South Africa have committed a laundry list of mistakes but revoking the accreditation of journalists was unquestionably their greatest blunder. It is proof that they have been woefully disconnected from the South African people they have purported to have served.

Embattled CSA names Jacques Faul as acting CEO, hopes to appoint Graeme Smith as director of cricket by next week
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Embattled CSA names Jacques Faul as acting CEO, hopes to appoint Graeme Smith as director of cricket by next week

The CSA decided to appoint Faul at a special board meeting on Saturday after a chaotic week in which they suspended CEO Thabang Moroe over governance concerns

Graeme Smith confirms he is in talks with Cricket South Africa again for role of Director of Cricket
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Graeme Smith confirms he is in talks with Cricket South Africa again for role of Director of Cricket

Smith announced in a statement on 14 November that he was withdrawing his application having “not developed the necessary confidence that I would be given the level of freedom and support to initiate the required changes”.

India vs Bangladesh: Hosts' dominant win over Tigers proves no cricketing force can mar their 'invincibility' at home
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India vs Bangladesh: Hosts' dominant win over Tigers proves no cricketing force can mar their 'invincibility' at home

Pace was the foremost ‘hole’ that India needed to plug to become the undisputed World No 1 side in Tests and Kohli is blessed to have this fast-bowling assembly of Shami, Umesh and Ishant roaring together

Graeme Smith withdraws name from race to become CSA's Director of Cricket due to lack of confidence in governing body
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Graeme Smith withdraws name from race to become CSA's Director of Cricket due to lack of confidence in governing body

Smith said he appeared for interviews for the position of Director of Cricket but has decided to withdraw now.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis believes getting rid of toss in Tests would help teams compete better in away matches
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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis believes getting rid of toss in Tests would help teams compete better in away matches

South Africa losing three straight toss in India has frustrated Faf du Plessis, so much so that the embattled Test captain has suggested doing away with the rule in the five-day format.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis laments shrinking pool of talent brought on by retirements, Kolpak
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South Africa captain Faf du Plessis laments shrinking pool of talent brought on by retirements, Kolpak

The loss of players like Duane Olivier, Kyle Abbott, Rilee Rossouw and Simon Harmer, among others, to Kolpak contracts for playing in England have been a blow to South Africa

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith elected as MCC's Honorary Life Member
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Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith elected as MCC's Honorary Life Member

Smith, who has an impressive record in One-Day International cricket for his country, scoring 6,989 runs including ten centuries, expressed his excitement on being bestowed upon the honour.