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15 January 2019 10:19 AM Scotland name South African as new cricket coach

Cape Town - Scotland have named South African Shane Burger as the new coach of their men's cricket side, it was confirmed on Tuesday. Burger takes over from Grant Bradburn who left the role in late 2018 to take up an assistant coaching position with Pakistan, and will start his role in March. Burger moves to Scotland from South African first-class provincial 112

15 January 2019 8:32 AM Proteas shoot up individual Test rankings

Cape Town - A number of Proteas players have shot up the individual rankings following the side's 3-0 Test series win over Pakistan. Aiden Markram is the country's highest-ranked batsman at No 8 on the list having moved up 2 places while there is a return to the top 10 for Hashim Amla, who moved up 3 places. The biggest mover following his century in the third 64

14 January 2019 8:11 AM AB de Villiers confirms groundbreaking trip to Pakistan

Cape Town - AB de Villiers has confirmed that he will play in Pakistan for the first time since 2007 in this year's Pakistan Super League (PSL). De Villiers, who retired from international cricket last year, is playing for the Lahore Qalanadars in this year's tournament. Only available for the group stages of the tournament because of family commitments 78

12 January 2019 7:22 AM Test discard Handscomb top scores for Australia in first ODI

Sydney- Test discard Peter Handscomb top scored with 73 off 61 balls as India restricted Australia to 288 for five in Saturday's first one-day international in Sydney. The Australians, who have won just three of their last 24 ODIs, won the toss but fell short of the 327 average score from the five most recent Sydney Cricket Ground ODIs. The visitors 72

11 January 2019 12:38 PM Provincial cricketer cleared to play after 'gun ban'

Cape Town - Provincial cricketer Qaasim Adams has been cleared to play club cricket while serving a ban for a gun-related incident that took place in November last year. According to the clubcricket.co.za website, Adams will resume playing for United Cricket Club in the Western Province Cricket Association First Division A. According to the report, Adams 64

11 January 2019 9:35 AM 'Mr 100' ... Zubayr Hamza crowns a ton of Proteas

Cape Town - Wanderers debutant Zubayr Hamza has the honour of becoming the 100th player to play Test cricket for the Proteas since readmission. It means that the 23-year-old will forever have the number '100' appear on his Test shirt, underneath the Proteas emblem. Hamza was given his Test cap on Friday by Proteas No 60, and the oldest player in the side, Hashim 60

11 January 2019 7:23 AM PICS: Construction begins on world's largest cricket stadium

Cape Town - Construction has began on the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in India, which will be the largest cricket stadium in the world once completed. The stadium, which is in Ahmedabad, was completely demolished towards the end of 2015 with plans for an expansion announced. When completed, the new stadium will have a capacity of 110 000, making it the largest 60

10 January 2019 6:42 AM Aussie cricketer in court on charge of raping sleeping woman

Cape Town - Australian cricketer Alex Hepburn has been accused of raping a sleeping woman in his flat. According to the ABC Sports website, the now 23-year-old all-rounder has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape following a charge back in 2017. Hepburn, who was born in Perth but now plays his cricket out of Worcestershire in England, claims the alleged 68

10 January 2019 4:50 AM Sick Marsh ruled out of 1st India ODI

Sydney - Australia on Thursday drafted Perth Scorchers batsman Ashton Turner as cover for Mitchell Marsh who was ruled out of the first one-day international against India in Sydney with a gastro bug. All-rounder Marsh has spent two days in hospital with his availability for the other two games in the series - in Adelaide and Melbourne - under a cloud 85

09 January 2019 1:52 PM Albie Morkel calls it a day, retires from all cricket

Cape Town - Former Proteas all-rounder Albie Morkel has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. Morkel, 37, called time on his 20-year career, which saw him represent South Africa and captain and play for the Titans. "Time has run out for me on the cricket field, and I would like to announce my retirement from the game. The last 20 years 64