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  • South Sudan get first competitive win, South Africa crash

    CAPE TOWN: Atak Lual’s second-half goal gave South Sudan their first ever competitive victory as the world’s newest nation beat Equatorial Guinea 1-0 in African Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday...

    South Sudan’s success came three years after they were allowed to play international football, and boosts their chances of an even bigger shock: Qualifying for the continent’s championship in 2017...

  • 3 extortionists with links to South Africa-based group arrested in Karachi

    KARACHI: Police on Monday claimed to have arrested three alleged extortionists, who it said tended to target doctors and pharmaceutical companies and have links with a South Africa-based group...

    “Police arrested two suspected extortionists from Khawaja Ajmair Nagri, Wasif Rafiq and Faizan alias Matto, and seized computers from their custody,” said Karachi-West DIG, Feroze Shah...

  • Gandhi statue vandalised in South Africa

    NEW DELHI: A carefully cultivated image of Mahatma Gandhi as a messiah of the underdog lost some of its sheen in South Africa when men wearing African National Congress outfit vandalised his statue and called him a racist, Press Trust of India said on Monday...

    The incident occurred on Sunday when the group came in a car at about noon and threw buckets of white paint on the statue and surrounding plaques detailing Gandhi’s history in...

  • Donald walks away from South Africa with Cup dream unfulfilled

    CAPE TOWN: Allan Donald has stepped down as bowling coach of South Africa, confirming his departure on Tuesday after four years in the role...

    “I have had some time to reflect after the World Cup and have come to the conclusion that the time is right to move on,” the 48-year-old said in a statement from Cricket South Africa...

  • Semi-final squad was forcibly changed, South Africa coach reveals

    South Africa's high performance coach Mike Horn has revealed that the Proteas were forced to make changes to the team during the World Cup to meet quota requirements which left the side ‘flat’ in the semi-final...

    Horn, who has been working with South Africa for four years now and was part of their World Cup support staff, said ‘politics’ had a role to play in the final selection of the squad...

  • Clinical England rout South Africa by 241 runs in first Test

    DURBAN: England moved swiftly to a big win over the top-ranked team in Test cricket on Wednesday, sweeping aside South Africa’s last six batsmen in a 241-run victory in the first Test...

    de Villiers lbw for 37 in the first over of the last day, and England accounted for South Africa’s struggling batting line-up for 174 in their second innings...

  • PCB 'hopeful' Bangladesh, South Africa will tour next year

    Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Monday said that after Sri Lanka's successful visit to Lahore for a Twenty20 international match, the Board remains 'hopeful' that Bangladesh and South Africa will visit Pakistan next year...

    "We are trying to host Bangladesh and South Africa next year in Pakistan...

  • Clinical South Africa whip Bangladesh in first Test

    POTCHEFSTROOM: The pace of Kagiso Rabada and the spin of Keshav Maharaj sent Bangladesh crashing to a 333-run defeat on the fifth day of the first Test against South Africa at Senwes Park here on Monday...

    South Africa’s victory was overshadowed by an injury to fast bowler Morne Morkel, who is expected to be out for six weeks...

  • 'Cramped for time' Kohli wants green pitches before South Africa tour

    India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Thursday again raised the issue of a busy schedule, confirming India had demanded fast, green-topped wickets for the Test series against Sri Lanka to prepare for their tour of South Africa...

    The three Sri Lanka Tests come before India, the world's top-ranked team, embark on a three-Test tour starting January in South Africa, where they have never won a Test series...

  • Phehlukwayo strikes key blow as South Africa beat Bangladesh

    BLOEMFONTEIN: All-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo made a key breakthrough to stop Bangladesh’s most threatening challenge on their tour of South Africa in the first Twenty20 International at Mangaung Oval on Thursday...

    South Africa won by 20 runs after scoring 195 for four but opening batsman Soumya Sarkar went on a ferocious assault at the start of the Bangladesh innings before falling to Phehlukwayo for 47...

  • South Africa court clears way for Zuma graft prosecution

    South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Friday that President Jacob Zuma can face prosecution on almost 800 charges of corruption relating to a 1990s arms deal...

    do not bear scrutiny,” said Supreme Court judge Eric Leach, who read the ruling which Zuma could now contest on appeal to the Constitutional Court, South Africa's highest...

  • South Africa accepts decision to replay World Cup qualifier

    JOHANNESBURG: The South African Football Association won’t appeal against FIFA’s unprecedented decision to strip it of a victory in World Cup qualifying and order a replay because of match-fixing by the referee, the federation said Tuesday...

    SAFA announced it would not appeal the order that annulled South Africa’s 2-1 win over Senegal last November, but said that its “rights to sue for damages remain open...

  • Black rhino to return to Chad after South Africa deal

    South Africa and Chad on Sunday signed an agreement that will see the re-introduction next year of critically endangered black rhino to the central African country, decades after it was last seen there...

    Environment ministers from the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding “which will allow for the translocation of six black rhino from South Africa to Chad”, said a government statement...

  • De Villiers quits as South Africa's ODI captain

    Star batsman AB de Villiers quit as South Africa one-day international (ODI) skipper Wednesday, but committed to representing his country in all three cricket formats...

    “Bearing this in mind, I have informed Cricket South Africa that I would like to step down as ODI captain...

  • South Africa on top despite Elgar heartbreak

    POTCHEFSTROOM: Bangladesh face a long haul in their bid to fight their way back into contention against South Africa after ending the second day of the first Test on 127 for three, still 369 behind the hosts’ first innings tally...

    Mominul Haque (28) and Tamim Iqbal, who hit a six off the final ball of the day to reach 22, were not out at stumps on Friday as Bangladesh began their reply after South Africa’s tea-time declaration on 496...

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