7.8.2020 08:53 pm
The 2020 edition of the T20 World Cup — postponed by the coronavirus — will be staged by Australia in 2022, the International Cricket Council announced on Friday.
India will stage the 2021 edition as planned, the global governing body added.
Back on the training field after being sidelined for 143 days by the coronavirus pandemic, the SA women’s cricket team are gearing up for a potential return to competition later this year.
South African cricket was plunged into more uncertainty on Wednesday with the news that Cricket South Africa acting chief executive Jacques Faul would stand down on September 15.
‘We would like to thank CSA for hearing our cry, reaching out and have an initial engagement,’ the players and coaches said in a joint statement.
The International Cricket Council has unveiled a new system for deciding which teams will go to the 2023 World Cup, instituting the ODI Super League, but South Africa have drawn the short straw because they will have to play six of their top-eight colleagues in their bid to qualify.
While he says he experienced no racism during his time in the Proteas team, South African bowling great Vernon Philander’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement is based on what he classifies as “inequality” in the cricket system.
Following a fractious week for the game, the launch of 3TCricket provided some balm, and former national captain AB de Villiers was relieved to see the unity displayed at the weekend as an air of reconciliation settled over SuperSport Park.
Competitive sport made a return on Saturday, with the Eagles winning the Solidarity Cup clash, after the country’s top players showed unity in support of Black Lives Matter following a fractious period for South African cricket.
Cricket will be the first sport in South Africa to resume competition this weekend, and while starved fans will be eager to catch some action, much of the focus in advance has centred around an ongoing Black Lives Matter debate.
With three teams playing at the same time in a unique format behind closed doors, South Africa’s elite cricketers will return to a new-look game this weekend, but Eagles coach Geoff Toyana says his side is ready to go.
Former South African stars have made a joint stand against racism, while the president of the national players’ union has called on government to step in, as Cricket SA is urged to address an apparent lack of transformation in the game.
Changes for the third edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) will include a potentially exciting bidding war for players and a possible switch in team names.
Cricket South Africa has stood up in support of Black Lives Matter, in the wake of a backlash over comments made by fast bowler Lungi Ngidi.
A remark about Black Lives Matter in a Zoom press conference has made South Africa’s one-day and Twenty20 international cricketer of the year Lungi Ngidi the centre of controversy echoing the country’s uncomfortable recent past.