Is it a Malinga one? Cricket South Africa (CSA) is pleased to announce a busy international programme of home international fixtures for the 2020/2021 season against England, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan – all for crucial points in either the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League (CWCSL) or the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). All Rights Reserved, This is a BETA experience. What will Chennai Super Kings' new template be after the debacle of 2020? Jason Holder: from unsold at the auction to key performer for Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, one of the unique features of the franchise is that there is no ego among the players despite having world class leaders within the set-up. They were a powerhouse in the 1990s under Hansie Cronje’s stout leadership but unluckily peaked when all-timer Australia were impregnable and South Africa infamously repeatedly imploded against master spinner Shane Warne’s magical fingers. But the scrutiny finally has taken its toll on the board amid immense pressure from SASCOC and Mthethwa, who did notify the ICC that he would attempt to stabilize the situation. There was almost something fatalistic – especially watching Daryll Cullinan seemingly be in a hex against Warne - about South Africa wilting. It will be a welcome distraction from the off-field shambles derailing cricket in South Africa, which – like almost every other cricket nation – is merely trying to stay afloat during the pandemic. England's white-ball tour of South Africa next month has finally been given the government go-ahead, and will consist of three T20Is and three ODIs from November 27 to December 9. They are working tirelessly to pull together a bio-secure plan in Cape Town and Paarl. England's white-ball tour of South Africa next month has finally been given the government go-ahead, and will consist of three T20Is and three ODIs from November 27 to … South Africa have long been a successful Test nation. Hansie Cronje shocked his nation in 2000. Who is the first wicketkeeper to take 100 catches in the IPL? The ECB are expected to charter a flight to Cape Town which will arrive on November 17, ahead of the first international match 10 days later. But the murky rules under the ICC, who have been described to me as a “toothless tiger” by several of its own board members, are keeping with trademark cricket elitism – they are subjective and dependent on stature. Kugandrie Govender, who was appointed acting chief executive in August, will continue in the role. However, this season, Warner was once again handed the role of the skipper and he has led from the front. Prominent nations India and Pakistan have governments with - to put it mildly – keen interests in a sport that is often used as a political tool in those cricket-crazy countries. Cricket would be crippled if India was ever suspended. (Photo by YOAV LEMMER/AFP via Getty ... [+] Images). And the bloodletting is not over just yet. Perhaps inevitable being from such a volatile part of the world, there has usually been unrest simmering within cricket in South Africa and, occasionally, it explodes. It would survive without South Africa but, undoubtedly, the Proteas being sidelined would be a major blow for a sport with a dearth of competitive Test teams. They are New Zealand's Kane Williamson, who led the Kiwis to the 50-over World Cup final last year, Jason Holder of the West Indies, and present Afghanistan ODI and T20I captain Rashid Khan as well as his predecessor Mohammad Nabi. EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. The latest developments on Monday clears the way for the appointment of an interim committee and happened just one day before a deadline by sports minister Nathi Mthethwa, who threatened intervention into Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) sorry saga. "This is a wonderful boost for cricket," Kugandrie Govender, CSA Acting Chief Executive, said. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo ... [+] Images/Getty Images). The squad will still be obliged to quarantine, but they will be allowed to train and use certain parts of the hotel during that period. "The fact that England are the current World Cup champions will add tremendously to the two series and will give our own players every motivation to perform at their very best and challenge the acknowledged champions.". It seems the ECB would have declined to tour under these circumstances. Talking Points: Did the Rajasthan Royals go too hard, too soon in the chase? Had the South Africa government refused to allow a dispensation, the touring party would have been obliged to quarantine in their hotel rooms for at least a week at the start of the tour. The Kolkata Knight Riders initially appointed Dinesh Karthik captain, and England's 2019 ODI World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan played under him. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have two other former captains, from South Africa and Australia, in the squad. Shortly before that tour, they had run England close in another white-ball series, drawing 1-1 in the ODIs before losing 2-1 in the T20Is. © 2020 Forbes Media LLC. You may opt-out by. For four-time champions Mumbai Indians, former West Indies captain Kieron Pollard and Quinton de Kock (current South Africa captain in ODIs and T20Is), are playing under Rohit Sharma. IPL 2020 | Where present/former national captains play as ordinary players. SRH are considered to be one of the best bowling sides, often admired for its ability to defend low totals. South Africa played its first Test match in cricket in 1889 against England at Port Elizabeth, becoming the third Test nation after England and Australia.This is a list of the men and women who have been the official South African captains in cricket.. South Africa was a founder member of the International Cricket Council in 1909. It is understood that the South Africa government agreed to waiver the normal requirements for visitors from counties deemed 'high risk' in terms of Covid-19 infection, as is currently the case for the UK. In the Delhi Capitals camp, Ajinkya Rahane, who has captained India in two Tests, is playing under his Mumbai teammate Shreyas Iyer, who has represented India in 18 ODIs and 21 T20 Internationals. All rights reserved. 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The confirmation of the tour does not change the fact that CSA have until Tuesday next week to respond to the minister of sports, Nathi Mthethwa, following claims that they had failed to co-operate with an investigation into their financial and governance affairs. Moroe was fired in August on the basis of a near 500-page forensic report looking into allegations of misconduct. Beresford Williams (R) has resigned from Cricket South Africa's board. "Series against the Proteas are always exciting and intense. It reached the playoffs that year and went on to win the title in 2016, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by eight runs in the final. Previously, I was a newspaper journalist mainly specialising in crime and courts. Cricket aside, I report on general sports for major news wires Agence France Presse and Australian Associated Press. 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Shadowy and akin to secretive governments, CSA has refused to release the report publicly fueling speculation that it doesn’t just merely implicate Moroe, who has taken his case to the Labour Court. On the contrary, the bonhomie between Kohli and de Villiers is an example of two greats playing alongside and motivating each other to perform their best. They memorably won twice in Australia and England, including perhaps their greatest achievement in ending Australia’s 15-year home unbeaten streak in 2008-09. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. In 2019, Warner made a return to the side, but he was not appointed the captain. © 2009-2020 Independent News Service. It is, however, not the first occasion when several former national captains have played under other players in the IPL. The off-spinner has got only one game out of 12 that SRH have played so far, and failed to take a wicket and scored an unbeaten 11. "We are looking forward to touring South Africa," said Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive. With SASCOC aiming to institute a new administrative structure, CSA should be able to avoid government interference and appease any concerns from the ICC. I am an accredited cricket journalist in Australia and have covered the sport around the world. Most notably, I reported on the 2017-18 Ashes – cricket’s greatest series - from the press box and have experience in breaking news, features writing and opinion. "I would like to express CSA's appreciation and sincere gratitude to the South African Government," Govender added, "specifically the Departments of Sport, Arts & Culture; Home Affairs and Health, for the support they have given us to make this return to international cricket in our country a reality, while maintaining that health safety for all remains the number one priority.". They are South Africa's Faf du Plessis, a former national captain across formats as well as former Australia captain Shane Watson. An ECB spokesman added that the squads for the two series will be confirmed early next month.