Russell Adams appointed tournament director for T20 Global League
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed the appointment of experienced sports management professional, Russell Adams, as the tournament director for the T20 Global League. The Cape Town-born Adams, is well known to the global cricket fraternity, bringing years of international cricketing and sports management experience to the new T20 Global League, which will kick off in November this year.
Kevin Pietersen says he wants to play for Proteas in 2019
Kevin Pietersen said he has not ruled out resurrecting his international career with his native South Africa even though he'll be pushing 40 when he requalifies. The 37-year-old batsman will become eligible to play for the Proteas in 2019 having not been selected for England after being sacked in the aftermath of the 2013/14 Ashes defeat in Australia.
Philander fit for Proteas second test against England
The Proteas have been boosted by the news that Vernon Philander is available for the second Test against England starting on Friday at Trent Bridge. The 32-year-old had been a concern after injuring his bowling hand while batting in the first innings at Lord's last week.
Cricket – Philander back in top 10 rankings
Proteas seamer Vernon Philander has returned to the Top 10 of the ICC Test Rankings. Philander took 3/67 in the first innings and could only bowl five overs in the second innings after injuring his hand. Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma, who made 59 and 21 moved up four places to reach 41st. Philander also moved up eight places to 66th in the batting rankings. In the bowling table, Philander and Morne Morkel have gained one place each to sit 10th and 13th, respectively.
Dean Elgar disappointed in Proteas side
South Africa stand-in captain Dean Elgar thought his side let themselves down as they fell to a big defeat against England in the first Test at Lord's on Sunday. The Proteas fell to a heavy 211-run loss at the Home of Cricket to go 1-0 down on the four-match series, but it will be the manner of defeat that will be concerning for the visitors.
Vernon Philander leaves England
Vernon Philander continued his love affair with Lord's by taking three wickets as England struggled in Thursday's opening session of the first Test against South Africa. England were 82 for four at lunch, with Philander having taken three wickets for 26 runs in eight overs.
England name team for Lord’s Test against Proteas
England have named their starting XI for the first Test against the Proteas starting at Lord's on Thursday. Team: Joe Root (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Gary Ballance, Stuart Broad, Alastair Cook, Liam Dawson, Keaton Jennings, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.
Cricket – Sarfraz new Pakistan Test captain
Pakistan on Tuesday rewarded Sarfraz Ahmed with the country's Test captaincy, a fortnight after he led the national team to an elusive ICC Champions Trophy title in England. Underdogs Pakistan trounced India by a record 180-run margin in the final in London on June 18 to lift the Champions Trophy, to the shock and ecstasy of the cricket-mad country. Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson Shaharyar Khan named Sarfraz Test captain at a ceremony honouring the winning team hosted by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Cricket – De Bruyn gets nod ahead of Markram at Lord’s
The Proteas have decided to back Theunis de Bruyn ahead of uncapped Aiden Markram for the first Test against England at Lord's. De Bruyn, 24, has only played the one Test match against New Zealand in March, where he opened alongside Dean Elgar. He didn't have a standout debut in Hamilton, only managing 0 and 12. However with Heino Kuhn set to be opening with Elgar, De Bruyn will move down the order and slot into skipper Faf du Plessis' place, who is still in South Africa.
Cricket – Stuart Clark tells Cricket Australia to ‘sort it out’
Former Australian Test star Former Australian Test star Stuart Clark admits he’s sick of hearing about the current pay crisis gripping the sport of cricket. admits he’s sick of hearing about the current pay crisis gripping the sport of cricket. Australia’s cricketing stars are effectively unemployed after they failed to come to terms on a new Memorandum of Understanding before the June 30 deadline. Both Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketer’s Association are locked in a bitter dispute surrounding the makeup of the revenue model to be used to pay our stars. Clark says it’s time to end the war of words and promptly fix the mess. “Without picking a side here, get in a room and sort it out,” Clark told Triple M’s Deadset Legends.
CRICKET – AB de Villiers To Skipper T20 Side In Faf’s Absence
Cricket365.com is report that AB de Villiers will lead South Africa in the three-match T20I series against England, starting next Wednesday, standing in for regular skipper Faf du Plessis. Du Plessis will return home to be with his wife, who is expecting their first child. Hashim Amla, JP Duminy and Kagiso Rabada have also been rested as the Proteas have a four-match Test series in the UK starting in July. De Villiers will skipper a young team with most of the players that played in the T20I series against Sri Lanka at home in January being given another chance to impress.
Russell Domingo will have to reapply for his position after South Africa’s tour to England
Russell Domingo will have to reapply for his position as Proteas coach, with Cricket South Africa confirming that they will open a recruitment process after the tour to England which ends in August. "The Board of Directors also resolved to commence the recruitment process for the appointment of the Proteas Head Coach to take charge after the tour to the UK until after the 2019 edition of the ICC World Cup," CSA said at the end of a release regarding a review of domestic cricket. Domingo has twice had his contract extended since becoming the Proteas’ coach in 2013, but will not be granted the same courtesy this time around - CSA’s recruiting process will go ahead even if South Africa win the upcoming Champions Trophy and enjoy a strong tour against England. [caption id="attachment_581325" align="alignnone" width="800"] Russell Domingo[/caption] The Proteas have had mixed results under Domingo’s leadership, though their recent form - including a whitewash of Australia in an ODI series, a Test series win ‘Down Under’ and the easy home Test series win over Sri Lanka - suggests he is doing a fine job. Domingo himself has admitted that he doesn’t take his job for granted, though he is hopeful of remaining in charge of the Proteas after outlining a plan for the way he wants the team to play in the future after the conclusion of the Test series against Sri Lanka. "I could go tomorrow," Domingo was quoted by ESPNcricinfo at the time. "Nothing is certain. I by no means look too far ahead in my coaching career. I take it one series at a time. You never know what's around the corner in coaching. “I've always felt that the support that I've got from the players is the most important thing. If you've still got the support of the players, that's all that matters. I've always felt I had that. It's out of my control, what happens happens."