South Africa

8:14 PM IST Ewie Cronje, the former Free State Cricket president and father of the late South Africa captain Hansie Cronje has died. Cronje was suffering from stomach cancer. He was 80. Cronje played 27 first-class matches for Free State between 1960 and 1971 but was better known for his time in administration. He played
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11:45 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Somerset have announced that Vernon Philander‘s contract with the club has been cancelled by mutual consent. Philander, who played his final Test match for South Africa against England in January after announcing his retirement from international cricket, had signed a two-year deal with the county on a Kolpak registration. All
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8:50 AM GMT ESPNcricinfo staff South Africa’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, which was scheduled for the first half of June, has been postponed because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The teams were set to play three ODIs and three T20Is during the tour, with results from the former counting towards points in the ICC’s new
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7:40 AM GMT Vishal Dikshit in Mumbai Jonty Rhodes believes South Africa should “do anything” to win the T20 World Cup, and that means picking AB de Villiers, who hasn’t played international cricket for nearly two years. But the former batsman is concerned that picking de Villiers in this fashion could set a worrying “precedent”
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4:10 PM GMT South Africa’s ODI tour of India for three ODIs will go ahead after the organisation completed a risk assessment regarding the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) across the world. While South Africa reported its first confirmed case of the virus on Thursday, India’s health ministry has estimated infections are affecting around 30
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