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Sydney, Mar 31 (ANI): South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers had considered withdrawing from his side's semifinal tie against New Zealand in the World Cup over the issue of dropping a white player and replacing him with a black player in the squad to make the team's lineup more racially acceptable.
Ex-Proteas batsman Neil McKenzie announces retirement from cricket Mar 31, 11:30 am
Johannesburg, Mar 31 (ANI): Former South Africa batsman Neil McKenzie has reportedly announced his retirement from cricket after scoring an unbeaten double-ton in his final first class match.
CSA taking aggressive approach to promote black talent Mar 29, 1:23 pm
Johannesburg, Mar 29 (ANI): In a bid to encourage black African players, the Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) has given orders to franchises to field at least three black African players in all competitions.
SA sports minister feels 'very proud' of Proteas for not returning from WC as 'chokers' Mar 28, 12:02 pm
Johannesburg, Mar 28 (ANI): South Africa sports minister Fikile Mbalula has lauded AB de Villiers and his squad after they returned home from the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, insisting that he is very proud of the boys who haven't returned as chokers.
De Villiers thanks 'supporting' fans for making Proteas feel like bunch of winners despite WC exit Mar 28, 11:16 am
Johannesburg, Mar 28 (ANI): South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has thanked fans for their support despite his squad's failure to bring the coveted World Cup trophy home, saying that their fans have made them feel like a bunch of winners.
Stephen Fleming says there is 'dream-like euphoria' throughout NZ after Kiwis advanced to WC final Mar 26, 1:26 pm
Wellington, Mar 26 (ANI): Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming has said that there is a dream-like euphoria mixed with a 'pinch-me' feeling of disbelief throughout the nation after the Black Caps smashed that World Cup 'glass ceiling' by advancing to the final.
Biff says Proteas' 2015 WC semifinal against Kiwis was similar to 1999 tournament semi against Oz Mar 26, 1:26 pm
Karachi, Mar 26 (ANI): Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has claimed that his nation's 2015 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand has been compared to the semifinal between them and Australia in the 1999 edition of the tournament because of the fluctuating nature of the game.
Coach Domingo justifies Philander's selection in WC semifinal despite defeat to Kiwis Mar 26, 12:18 pm
Johannesburg, Mar 26 (ANI): South Africa coach Russell Domingo has defended the selection of pace bowler Vernon Philander instead of fully-fit Kyle Abbott despite their World Cup semifinal defeat to New Zealand on Tuesday.
Hayden believes MCG's massive size will expose Kiwis in WC final Mar 26, 11:57 am
Wellington, Mar 26 (ANI): Legendary Australian batsman Matthew Hayden believes that New Zealand team would be exposed by the massive size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Sunday's World Cup final as he feels that Brendon McCullum's men have been sitting in comfort zone dominating on small grounds.
Elliott plans on getting special gift for sister over not attending her marriage due to WC duty Mar 26, 11:12 am
Sydney, Mar 26 (ANI): New Zealand's middle order batsman Grant Elliott has revealed that he is going to make up to his sister for not being able to attend her marriage on Friday by giving her a special gift.
Sleepless Kiwis take time off to 'smell roses' post euphoric WC semifinal win over Proteas Mar 25, 3:20 pm
Wellington, Mar 25 (ANI): After an euphoric win over South Africa in the World Cup semifinal, New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson believes that Brendon McCullum's men deserve a day off to 'stop and smell the roses' before they begin their practice in earnest for the tournament decider on Sunday.
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): With New Zealand having advanced to the World Cup final, seven lucky cricket fans have a chance to grab a share of a million dollar bounty if Brendon McCullum's men win the tournament decider.
McCullum hoping Kiwis will give Vettori one more 'big fairytale finish' when they play in WC final Mar 25, 2:41 pm
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): New Zealand cricket team captain Brendon McCullum has said that he is hopeful that they have got one more 'big fairytale finish' for veteran all-rounder Daniel Vettori, who played his last international innings on home soil in Tuesday's semifinal win over South Africa, when they play the World Cup final on March 29.
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): Legendary Australian batsman Matthew Hayden has claimed that Michael Clarke's men would love to be playing New Zealand in the World Cup final on March 29, ahead of the nation's semifinal tie against defending champions India on Thursday.
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): New Zealand middle-order batsman Grant Elliott might never have been the one to hit the winning six in their semifinal tie against South Africa on Tuesday as he was most likely the last name on the sheet when their World Cup squad was named, reports have revealed.
Elliot was 'shaking in boots' before smacking match-winning six against Proteas in WC semis Mar 25, 12:44 pm
Johannesburg, Mar 25 (ANI): New Zealand middle-order batsman Grant Elliot admitted that he felt immense pressure before hitting the match-winning six off Dale Steyn's delivery to steer his side to the first World Cup final.
Sydney, Mar 25 (ANI): The high voltage match between New Zealand and South Africa, which ended with Grant Elliott's winning six for Brendon McCullum's men, was undoubtedly the kind of game one would expect in a World Cup semifinal and it did earn a lot of tweets from fans and cricketers, both former and current, on the social networking site.
Johannesburg, Mar 25 (ANI): Crestfallen South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has confessed that he is gutted after his team suffered a four-wicket defeat to New Zealand in the nail-biting semifinal contest at Eden Park on Tuesday.
Wellington, Mar 24 (ANI): South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers has no regrets after his team lost to New Zealand in their World Cup semifinal tie at Eden Park on Tuesday and is hoping that the people back home would be proud of them.
Elliott holds nerves to help Kiwis beat Proteas by four wickets to reach first WC final Mar 24, 4:34 pm
Wellington, Mar 24 (ANI): The atmosphere at Eden Park was electrifying as 45,000 spectators roared with the New Zealand squad after Grant Elliott hit the winning six against South Africa on the second last ball of the match to charge Brendon McCullum's men into the World Cup final for the first time.
Bob Hewitt found guilty of raping minors by SA court Mar 24, 11:03 am
London, Mar 24 (ANI): A South African court has found former Grand Slam doubles champion Bob Hewitt guilty of raping underage girls, although he had denied two charges of rape and a third charge of sexual assault.
Clive Rice successfully returns home to SA from India after getting brain tumour treated in HCG Mar 24, 10:47 am
Bangalore, Mar 24 (ANI): Former South Africa cricket team captain Clive Rice, who had been down at Health Care Global (HCG) for a cancer treatment, has successfully returned home following a CyberKnife Robotic Surgery which proved effective for his brain tumour.
Kepler Wessels backs Proteas to end 'confident' Kiwis' unbeaten run in WC semifinal tie Mar 23, 3:21 pm
Wellington, Mar 23 (ANI): Former South African captain Kepler Wessels has backed the AB de Villiers led squad to beat New Zealand in their World Cup semifinal tie if they play to the best of their abilities.
Miller claims 'young' Proteas don't have lot of 'baggage behind' them ahead of WC semi against Kiwis Mar 23, 1:11 pm
Wellington, Mar 23 (ANI): Ahead of their crunch semifinal tie against New Zealand on Tuesday, South Africa's middle-order batsman David Miller believes that their current young and fresh squad doesn't have a lot of baggage behind them as they haven't played in previous versions of the World Cup.
Sydney, Mar 22 (ANI): Former Australian batsman and current team selector Mark Waugh has lauded talented batsman Steven Smith, claiming that he is the stand out player along with South African ace batsman AB de Villiers, but insisting that he has a unique style of his own.
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