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South Africa hopes to bring rugby matches back in action next month without spectators
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South Africa hopes to bring rugby matches back in action next month without spectators

South Africa's top domestic teams have been out of action since the southern hemisphere's Super Rugby competition was suspended in mid-March.

Cricket Australia postpones three-match home T20I series against West Indies
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Cricket Australia postpones three-match home T20I series against West Indies

It was supposed to be a warm-up series ahead of the T20 World Cup but with the showpiece event being postponed last month due to the global health crisis, the two cricket boards decided to postpone it.

South Africa golfer Branden Grace tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Barracuda Championship
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South Africa golfer Branden Grace tests positive for COVID-19, withdraws from Barracuda Championship

Under PGA Tour guidelines, Grace has to self-isolate for 10 days and be without a fever for 24 hours before returning. The PGA Championship starts Thursday in San Francisco.

South Africa's tour of West Indies, Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely, says CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith
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South Africa's tour of West Indies, Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely, says CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith

Smith said there is no time to slot a tour to the Caribbean as several South African players will be heading to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be held from 19 September to 8 November in the UAE.

Three South Africa women cricketers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of training camp for England tour
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Three South Africa women cricketers test positive for COVID-19 ahead of training camp for England tour

Cricket South Africa on Friday said a total of 34 tests were conducted on the players and support staff with the infected trio, who were not named, being removed from the preparations, which start in Pretoria on Sunday.

South Africa fill spot vacated by India, announce 24-member women’s squad for England tour in September
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South Africa fill spot vacated by India, announce 24-member women’s squad for England tour in September

The BCCI may have decided against their women's team travelling to England citing rising COVID-19 cases in India but 24-member South African women's team is certainly on course for the proposed tour in September.

AB de Villiers was in line to make international comeback, take part in T20 World Cup, says Quinton de Kock
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AB de Villiers was in line to make international comeback, take part in T20 World Cup, says Quinton de Kock

The event was scheduled in Australia in October-November. De Villiers retired in 2018 but speculations over his return refuse to die down.

Disappointed not to get a chance to represent Pakistan, says South Africa spinner Imran Tahir
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Disappointed not to get a chance to represent Pakistan, says South Africa spinner Imran Tahir

Tahir moved to South Africa and ended up playing for its national team while also representing various franchises in T20 league the world over.

India pull out of women's cricket team proposed tour of England in September due to COVID-19, says report
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India pull out of women's cricket team proposed tour of England in September due to COVID-19, says report

With the COVID-19 cases rising rapidly in India, it is not even clear when the players can assemble for a training camp.

3TC Solidarity Cup: Quinton de Kock pulls out of tournament, Temba Bavuma to lead Kites
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3TC Solidarity Cup: Quinton de Kock pulls out of tournament, Temba Bavuma to lead Kites

Kites captain Quinton de Kock has pulled out of the inaugural 3TeamCricket (3TC) Solidarity Cup, which will mark the resumption of live cricket in the country on Saturday.

Faf du Plessis auctions bat, pink ODI jersery to raise funds for underprivileged children amid coronavirus crisis
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Faf du Plessis auctions bat, pink ODI jersery to raise funds for underprivileged children amid coronavirus crisis

Du Plessis and his wife Imari Visser had earlier raised funds through charity to feed 35,000 kids in South Africa, which has recently seen a surge in COVID cases.

Nelson Mandela Day: António Guterres vows to continue quest for better future on 102nd birth anniversary of anti-Apartheid icon
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Nelson Mandela Day: António Guterres vows to continue quest for better future on 102nd birth anniversary of anti-Apartheid icon

Mandela had dedicated his life fighting for human rights and he believed that everyone has the potential to make a difference in their communities for the world to be a better place.

'I was forever lonely': Makhaya Ntini recalls being isolated from South Africa teammates
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'I was forever lonely': Makhaya Ntini recalls being isolated from South Africa teammates

Ntini spoke about his experience in the wake of the 'Black Lives Matter' movement which gathered momentum following the death of African-American George Floyd.

3TC Solidarity Cup: All you need to know about the new-look tournament that restarts cricket in South Africa
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3TC Solidarity Cup: All you need to know about the new-look tournament that restarts cricket in South Africa

Named as the Solidarity Cup, the tournament will be in a 3TC format which will comprise 24 popular cricketers from South Africa.

England vs West Indies: Kevin Pietersen says Joe Denly should be told to play freely in Tests, curbing his attacking game is 'atrocious'
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England vs West Indies: Kevin Pietersen says Joe Denly should be told to play freely in Tests, curbing his attacking game is 'atrocious'

Denly, who has played 15 Tests for England, was dropped from the ongoing second Test against the West Indies after scoring 18 and 29 in the two innings respectively in the series opener at Southampton.

Ex-South Africa batsman Hashim Amla says imagined superiority of one race over another 'simply delusional'
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Ex-South Africa batsman Hashim Amla says imagined superiority of one race over another 'simply delusional'

Amla came in defence of South Africa speedster Lungi Ngidi, whose support for the Black Lives Matter movement was met with criticism from former Proteas such as Pat Symcox and Boeta Dipenaar.

Ashwell Prince says South Africa's system broken, claims players faced racial abuse during 2005 Australia tour
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Ashwell Prince says South Africa's system broken, claims players faced racial abuse during 2005 Australia tour

The incident Prince referred to occurred during the first Test of the 2005-06 tour in Perth. Prince, former pacer Makhaya Ntini and Garnett Kruger were among the players of colour in that South African team.

Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith says board have to figure out how it can play a role in anti-racism movement
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Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith says board have to figure out how it can play a role in anti-racism movement

South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi has recently made it clear that he will be supporting the movement, just like the West Indies and England cricketers, who are wearing the 'Black Lives Matter' logo on the collar of their shirts in the ongoing Test series

Cricket South Africa extends Proteas women coach Hilton Moreeng's contract by three years
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Cricket South Africa extends Proteas women coach Hilton Moreeng's contract by three years

The services of South Africa women's coach Hilton Moreeng have been retained by CSA for another three years keeping in mind the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup and the 2022 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.

South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi says damp towel could help shine balls during interim saliva ban
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South Africa pacer Lungi Ngidi says damp towel could help shine balls during interim saliva ban

With ICC's ban on the usage of saliva to shine cricket balls in place, South African speedster Lungi Ngidi suggests a damp towel as one of the alternatives.