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featurecricket6 months ago

Explained | Kolpak Deal - A curse turned blessing for South Africa

After getting battered in the home Test series by England, South Africa got some much needed good news and, more importantly, hope in the limited overs series. That, however, will be dwarfed by the hope of reclaiming a few of the players they had lost due to the much talked about Kolpak deal.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 months ago

Chaos created in CSA contributed to my retirement, reveals Vernon Philander

Vernon Philander has confirmed that he would have considered playing longer but opted to end his international career due to the chaos created in the country’s cricket administration. He has admitted that interference in selection and CSA's recent crisis have both contributed to his retirement.
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newscricket6 months ago

ECB gives green light to Vernon Philander’s Somerset move

Vernon Philander’s move to Somerset under the Kolpak rule has been finalised after the ECB gave the green signal from its end for the move. Andy Hurry, Somerset’s Director of Cricket, expressed his joy over the signing and shared that Philander’s bowling prowess will add quality to the side.
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newscricket6 months ago

When you don't have pace, you need other skills to come to the party, says Vernon Philander

After playing the last international game in Johannesburg, the 33-year-old has advised youngsters not to focus only on pace and skill-set can overcome the lack of pace in one's arsenal. Philander has also added that South Africa's new management team has it in them to turn things around.
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newscricket6 months ago

SA vs ENG | Vernon Philander handed demerit point for Jos Buttler send-off

Vernon Philander, who is playing his final Test for South Africa, was handed a demerit point and a 15% match fee cut after he was seen swearing at Jos Buttler after dismissing the keeper. Earlier in the series, in the second Test, Buttler was incidentally fined for using profanity against Philander.
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newscricket7 months ago

Twitter reacts to Kagiso Rabada getting a one-match ban for his 'over the top' celebration

Yet another day in Test cricket, yet another suspension for South Africa's main bowler Kagiso Rabada who celebrated over the top after picking up the wicket of Joe Root in the 3rd Test against England. The Twitterati were not happy with ICC's decision to ban Rabada for his celebration.
Srijith Gopal
newscricket7 months ago

SA vs ENG | Take fine as slap on my wrist, admits Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler questioned the use of stump microphones as he was against the idea of television viewers having access to whatever is spoken in the middle. Buttler was handed a 15% fine from his match fees and a demerit point for repeatedly using swear words at Vernon Philander during the second Test.
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newscricket7 months ago

SA vs ENG | Jos Buttler escapes with fine after taking jibe at Vernon Philander

Jos Buttler has been fined 15 per cent of his match fees due to his misbehaviour with Vernon Philander in the recently concluded second Test in Cape Town. The England wicketkeeper also received one demerit point from the International Cricket Council(ICC) for the audible use of vulgarity.
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featurecricket7 months ago

End of a love story as Table Mountain bids farewell to its favourite son

Cape Town is a wanderlust’s paradise. A click on Google and you will be directed to some stunning photographs of pristine white beaches coupled with a craggy mountain range. With Zeitz MOCAA, the city has also become a spot for the biggest repository of contemporary African art.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket7 months ago

Twitter Reacts to Jos Buttler dropping the F-Bomb against Vernon Philander

During the intense last session of the game between SA and England, Jos Buttler called Vernon Philander a 'f***ing knobhead', which was caught on the stump mic. Philander came on the way of Buttler collecting the ball from the fielder which resulted in Buttler launching an expletive-ridden rant.
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