South Africa would be happy to be confronted by such issues. They have more serious concerns. They have not played since March; their practice games have been called off because some of their players tested positive for Covid and, to cap it all, their training session in Paarl on Tuesday was rained off. … [Read more...] about Chris Silverwood says Jos Buttler will be England’s T20 opener in South Africa
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The three-year deal, until the end of the 2023-24 season, is expected to feature 59 home games of South Africa (under the present Future Tours Program), across all formats of the game, and it includes several potentially lucrative series - especially those against India, Australia and England. The agreement also covers home internationals featuring the South African women's team as well as domestic franchise games. … [Read more...] about Star Sports expands cricket bouquet; acquires South Africa rights
England may also be tempted to give Archer three overs in the Powerplay, something that his IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals never did due to their reliance on him at the death. With at least one of his death specialists - Tom Curran and Chris Jordan - likely to play, Morgan may opt to attack with Archer early. There is little in the way of previous evidence as to how likely this is - Archer has played only four T20Is due to injuries and rotation - but it is the sort of aggressive move that Morgan will doubtless consider. If he plays, Sam Curran may also be used with the new ball, as he was in New Zealand last winter. … [Read more...] about What can England learn from their T20I series in South Africa?
Boucher's point is one that is being made worldwide. Despite the repeated takings of knees, such as those we have seen in the English Premiership and Formula 1, it's debatable whether any tangible change is being achieved. There are no crowds for us to be able to gauge whether racist abuse continues towards players of colour, but just last week a tabloid newspaper ran a story about Manchester United's Marcus Rashford which the player himself saw as a racially-profiled piece on excess, while Lewis Hamilton is still the only driver of colour on the F1 circuit. Wouldn't it be better if instead of taking a knee, people took action? It's even been argued that taking the knee constantly diminishes its significance. If that is what South Africa means by living, not making gestures, they could have explained it as such, although they would then leave themselves open to questions over why they are then making gestures against GBV. … [Read more...] about South Africa’s mixed BLM messages epitomise the country’s moral maze
FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintCricket is set to make a reappearance at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) for the upcoming edition - Birmingham 2022 - with the top eight international women's teams from among countries that come under the Commonwealth ambit competing in the T20 format over eight days, with all matches taking place at Edgbaston. … [Read more...] about Cricket to return to Commonwealth Games in 2022 with women’s T20s