South Africa

Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) have agreed on a 60% payout deal for South African players and a 50% payment to foreign players following the postponement of the T20 Global League. The tournament was due to take place in November-December this year after CSA, who had not sewn up
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Border batsman Marco Marais earned himself a slice of cricketing history at East London last week, by crashing his way to the fastest first-class triple-century, for Border against Eastern Province. “I don’t think anyone actually thinks they are going to get 300,” Marais told The Daily Dispatch after making an unbeaten 300 off 191 balls.
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Cricket South Africa and the South African Cricketers’ Association (SACA) are close to agreeing on a compensation amount for the players who had been contracted to participate in the inaugural T20 Global League. The tournament was postponed after CSA failed to secure a broadcaster and calculated that conducting the GLT20 without one would lead to
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Warriors’ coach Malibongwe Maketa has been appointed Ottis Gibson’s assistant, pipping Lions’ coach Geoffrey Toyana to the post in a shake-up of South Africa’s support staff. Former Natal and Durham batsman Dale Benkenstein will take over as batting coach from Neil McKenzie while Justin Ontong, the Cobras’ senior statesman, has been appointed fielding coach. Only
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Dale Steyn delivered three overs and picked up a wicket on his comeback to competitive cricket after more than a year on the sidelines, and did his bit to help Titans successfully defend 199 in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge. Titans beat Knights by 38 runs to break away at the top of the table
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Chris Morris‘ search for speed caused the back injury that has sidelined him for the last four months. As a result, he has had to modify his action. Morris suffered a lower-back problem in England in August, which ruled him out of the fourth Test in Manchester and all action since. He expects to make
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Cricket South Africa’s board may ask for an independent inquiry into the T20 Global League organisation if reports produced by the two ongoing investigations indicate an outside voice is needed. Last month, CSA announced a “broad-scope” investigation into the processes that led to the postponement of the tournament, but despite the South African Cricketers’ Association
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David Miller was one hit away from joining Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh as the only batsmen to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket. He couldn’t make it, but minutes later he had the hefty consolation of breaking the record for the fastest T20I century. The century took him only 35 deliveries,
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Big picture Bangladesh’s tour of South Africa is coming full circle with the two T20s being played at the same venues as the two Tests that started their visit a month ago. Rather than returning to the scenes of pleasant memories of progression, Bangladesh are going back to places they may be wishing they had
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Faf du Plessis will be sidelined for six weeks after suffering an acute lumbar disc injury in the third ODI against Bangladesh on Sunday. Du Plessis had to retire hurt on 91 and could not return to lead the team in the field. He had already been ruled out of the two-match T20 series, which
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South Africa’s domestic franchise T20 tournament has been confirmed as the replacement for the postponed T20 Global League. CSA had unveiled the GLT20 as a 57-match event, featuring eight privately-owned teams, to be played from November 3, but it is now under investigation to determine whether the organisational process was above board. Instead, South Africans
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