Hilton Moreeng reappointed as South Africa women’s head coach

“Hilton has built the squad from a very talented environment into a high-performing unit and a team that can challenge the top three or four nations consistently,” Graeme Smith, CSA’s director of cricket said. “Results this year in New Zealand and at the T20 World Cup speak volumes of Hilton and Dane [van Niekerk]’s leadership […]

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020: Full schedule, match timings, squads and all you need to know

India have been drawn in Group A alongside Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Bangladesh. England, South Africa, West Indies, Pakistan and World Cup debutants Thailand make up Group B. The 15-member Indian team will be led by Harmanpreet Kaur who could also use her experience of playing in the Big Bash League to guage […]

Rugby should look at 1987 World Cup and take another leap into unknown

It was a factor behind last year’s torpedoing of World Rugby’s plan for a Nations Championship. Some of the Six Nations countries, with Ireland and Scotland again in opposition, feared its consequences, as they had in 1985 when voting on the World Cup. The league would have required the Rugby Championship and the Six Nations […]

It was really tough for me: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on AB de Villiers retirement

“When AB left, it was really tough for me, because I depended a lot on him, as a friend, and obviously as the best player in the team, we needed his skills. When he told me that he was done with international cricket, as a friend, my first instinct was – I`m here for you, […]

ICC World Cup 2019: Pakistan’s performance has an eerie similarity with Imran Khan’s 1992 campaign

There is an eerie similarity between Pakistan’s campaign at the 1992 World Cup and this one. In fact, the Men in Green’s journey in the 1992 edition was exactly like that this year after the conclusion of the sixth game. They have five points after six games with two wins, three losses and one washout. […]

ICC World Cup 2019: World Cup hopes all over for South Africa after heavy Lord’s defeat to Pakistan

Defeats to England, Bangladesh, India and New Zealand put South Africa in a perilous position before this game. They have fixtures against Sri Lanka and Australia to come, but surely cannot get home soon enough now mathematical hopes of advancing from the group stage are over.

Neil McKenzie appointed South Africa’s high performance batting consultant

The new appointments mean CSA is unlikely to make use of consultants in the coaching structures, thereby avoiding controversy over its affirmative action policy. Last week, CSA confirmed that they would look to engage people of colour in consultancy roles in an attempt to redress racial discrimination. Their stance attracted a complaint from the Institute […]

World Cup draw coverage live on Sky Sports from 3pm on Friday

SSN are in Moscow to bring you a special World Cup draw programme with build-up and reaction, including interviews with Gareth Southgate, and will also be with the England Supporters Club and Graeme Le Saux at Wembley as they watch the draw.

Racism still part of ecosystem, South African cricket administration in chaos: Rhodes

“Graeme Smith has got a lot of criticism of late but he was the captain of the team that had the first ever team culture camp and came up with the ”Protea Fire”,” Rhodes told PTI, referring to the 2014 campaign which focussed on humility, resilience, adaptability, unity and respect in the team as an […]

U-20 WC roundup: Barco’s golazo paces Argentina to big win

Trincao (Braga) scored the game’s only goal in the 7th minute, when he timed his run perfectly to get on the end of Jota’s (Benfica) through ball. The counter-attack was lightning quick, and Trincao’s finish cool and precise. Portugal had the ball in the back of the net again in the 19th minute, but a […]