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1 hr ago | Nerve News

Concerned CSA vows to crack down on ball-tampering

Cricket South Africa is concerned about its national players gaining notoriety for ball-tampering and vowed not to tolerate such behaviour. At its Annual General Meeting held Sunday, CSA board member Vusi Pikoli, a leading figure in South Africa's legal industry, said he was deeply concerned with allegations of ball tampering and said that such behaviour cannot be tolerated from the top players.

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5 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Champions League T20 2014: Early Prediction for Team of the Tournament

With the qualifying programme for the 2014 Champions League Twenty20 having got underway on Saturday, we attempt to predict what the Team of the Tournament may be after next month's final in Bangalore. So choosing from all 12 squads ahead of the kick-off for the actual competition on Wednesday, these are the 11 players that we expect to shine over the course of the next three weeks in India Big-hitting opener Dwayne Smith has a truly terrifying T20 strike rate of 133 and 124 for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and West Indies respectively, while the 31-year-old Bajan all-rounder is also a vastly under-rated performer when armed with a ball in his hand.

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5 hrs ago | The Cricketer International

Bell-Drummond, Northeast tons defy Hampshire

At a time when the relevance of some smaller counties is being considered, what a delight it was to see two young, homegrown English batsman doing most of the batting on day one for Kent. The county have afforded their academy products opportunities and here Daniel Bell-Drummond and Sam Northeast, with his third consecutive century, continued to repay that faith by putting their side into a very strong position.

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7 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Some positive news for Canterbury cricket fans

DING THE WAY: Canterbury Cricket trust chairman Lee Robinson and Canterbury Cricket's chief executive Lee Germon ascend the pavilion steps on opening day at Hagley Oval. A Boxing Day test won't become a Christchurch tradition, but the city is set for plenty of international cricket after what will be more than eight years off the test circuit.

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7 hrs ago | Stuff.co.nz

Kruger Van Wyk takes over as Central captain

Kieran Noema-Barnett occupied the post for the past two summers, winning the Plunket Shield in the first of those, but has been relieved of his duties. Stags coach Heinrich Malan, once a team-mate of van Wyk's back in South Africa, has turned to the former Black Caps wicketkeeper to revive the fortunes of a team that finished second-last in the Plunket Shield last season and last in the one-day and Twenty20 competitions.

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7 hrs ago | DNA India

Jonty Rhodes - what if the leap to dismiss Inzamam had gone wrong

The image of Jonty Rhodes flying through the air to break the stumps of Inzamam-ul-Haq still lives on as one of the most fascinating memories of the cricket world. It made Rhodes a hero, a pin up boy of cricket, and redefined fielding forever.

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8 hrs ago | The Cricketer International

SLC hopes to appoint head coach by month end

Sri Lanka Cricket will seek to appoint a permanent head coach by the end of the month, in order to provide certainty around the position ahead of England's tour in November, the board's chief executive Ashley de Silva has said. The team is set to play seven ODIs against England from November 26, as part of the build-up to the 2015 World Cup.

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9 hrs ago | The Cricketer International

Domingo's extension serves as World Cup motivation

The smoothness with which South Africa moved from a stuttering summer to starting Domingo's second year in charge with success earned him CSA's confidence Russell Domingo's contract extension, which will keep him as South Africa's head coach until April 2016, will serve as an incentive to break new ground at the next year's World Cup. That is the belief of former South Africa coach Eric Simons who does not think Domingo will regard the endorsement from CSA's board as a cushion of safety ahead of a tournament South Africa has never triumphed in.

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13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

CSA wants enhancement of black cricketers

Cricket South Africa is embarrassed by the lack of Black South African players in its professional structures. Photo by Duif du Toit / Gallo Images While turning a profit of nearly R200-million for the last financial year was good news for Cricket South Africa , the underlying theme at this year's Annual General Meeting concerned transformation and specifically the enhancement of Black African players at senior professional level.

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15 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Cricket South Africa's AGM - Five Things You Need to Know

CSA concluded their AGM on Saturday with no real surprises - other than still posting a profit, despite the fact that India pulled a fast one with the incoming tour last year. There is also the promise of much, much more international cricket on home soil.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Cricketer International

'If I were a fruit, I'd be an orange'

You won the Young Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year in 2008 and were described as "Jonathan Bairstow, who bowls as well as bats". What has happened with the bowling? That is correct! The bowling has taken a back seat to my keeping.

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The Telegraph

Gambhir:CLT20 a different ball game

Hyderabad: Reigning Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders are looking to justify their "reputation" with a good showing in the sixth edition of Champions League T20 tournament. "You can always make a comeback in the IPL when you don't start off well as the tournament is two months long.

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The Namibian

Namibia second in Africa Cup

POLITICAL power without administrative power is useless. Swapo Party is not in charge of the government but the officials sitting on 'neutral fences of political convenience'.

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The Cricketer International

Tahir parachuted in for Hants push

Imran Tahir , the Pakistan-born South Africa legspinner, has rejoined Hampshire for the final two weeks of the season as the club look to close out promotion back to Divison One of the County Championship. Tahir, 35, last played for Hampshire in 2011 and was part of the side that won the county's first T20 title in 2010; he also helped them to Finals Day a year later.

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The Cricketer International

Lehmann backs ICC drive against suspect actions

Darren Lehmann, the Australia coach, has praised the ICC's recent crackdown on suspect bowling actions, saying it is good for the game. Since July 2014, the ICC's match officials have reported six bowlers for suspect actions, including Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Daily Mail

Adil Rashid targets England return as Yorkshire title offers him a...

Adil Rashid made his England debut five years ago - at the age of 21 - before being cast into the international wilderness. The intervening years have not been easy for the hugely talented young leg-spinning all-rounder, who was publicly lambasted by Yorkshire president Geoffrey Boycott in 2012 before threatening to leave the county if he wasn't managed better soon after.

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Hindustan Times

Heres why Indias quicks arent fast furious

They are bowling fast these days but breaking down faster. India's fast bowlers - a rare breed - are falling prey to frequent injuries, attributed to flawed training and wrong priorities.

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Iol.co.za

Proteas coach contract extended

Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Saturday that national coach Russell Domingo's contract has been extended for another year because they were considering the negative impact that uncertainty could have on World Cup preparations. Lorgat announced that Domingo and national team manager Mohammed Moosajee had both had their contracts extended to April 2016 by the CSA board, which had met on Friday night.

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The Indian Express

IPL teams the favourites to win CLT20: Justin Ontong

Terming Champions League Twenty20 the mini World Cup for the South African outfit, Cape Cobras skipper Justin Ontong reckons the Indian Premier League sides will be firm favourites in the tournament starting September 13. "I think the IPL teams are one of the favourites to win the competition. All the other teams have equally good players and have an equally good chance.

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Newkerala.com

Windies hunt series win in historic 500th Test

The West Indies will hope to mark their 500th Test with a victory when they face Bangladesh in the second and final Test at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here Saturday. They swept aside the visitors by 10 wickets in the first encounter at Arnos Vale last week and with the added motivation of the historical landmark, will again fancy their chances of an equally dominant win, reports CMC.

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