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Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

Australia rest Starc, Lyon for South Africa, India T20s

SYDNEY (AFP) – Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, veteran spinner Nathan Lyon and all-rounder Mitch Marsh were all left out of Australia’s Twenty20 squad Thursday to play South Africa and India.Coach Justin Langer said they, along with Peter Siddle, would be better off playing Sheffield Shield cricket to be ready for a busy home summer featuring […]

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JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Cricket South Africa on Wednesday started a recruitment process for a re-launched Twenty20 league which will run from November 9 until December 16.Foreign and local players have been invited to apply to play in the SA T20 League, which will be staged a year after an aborted Global T20 League, which cost […]

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

England and New Zealand shatter women’s T20 record against luckless South Africa

LONDON; England posted a new women’s Twenty20 international record of 250 for three against South Africa at Taunton on Wednesday — just hours after New Zealand had done the same thing to the Proteas at the same ground. The three sides are taking part in a triangular tournament where teams will play ‘double-headers’. It was […]

Vintage aircraft complete adventure-filled Africa rally

Vintage aircraft complete adventure-filled Africa rally

Vintage aeroplanes mostly dating from the 1920s and 1930s are shortly due to finish a 13,000km (8,000 miles) rally flying from the Greek island of Crete to Cape Town in South Africa. The rally began in November and pilots have had adventure-filled journeys. The planes have mostly open cockpits and are equipped with only rudimentary […]