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AB de Villiers: File Photo(Getty Images)

AB de Villiers will not come out of international retirement, confirms CSA

UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 07:07 PM IST
AB de Villiers had announced his retirement from international cricket in May 2018. He played 114 Tests, 228 ODIs and 78 T20Is before announcing his surprise retirement.
File image of Graeme Smith.(Getty Images)
File image of Graeme Smith.(Getty Images)

'It's in players' hands to make choice: Smith on SA players willing to exit IPL

PTI | , Johannesburg
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 10:27 PM IST
As many as 11 South African players, including white-ball skipper Quinton de Kock, pacer Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis, are currently participating in the IPL for various teams.
South Africa women beat India women by seven wickets on Sunday(Twitter)
South Africa women beat India women by seven wickets on Sunday(Twitter)

'To beat India in their own backyard is a massive achievement': Graeme Smith

ANI | , Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 02:44 PM IST
South Africa took an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series as they beat India by seven wickets in a record chase at the Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Sunday.
File image of Graeme Swann(Getty Images)
File image of Graeme Swann(Getty Images)

'He should go on leave for a week': Swann feels India spinner 'has done enough'

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 10:23 AM IST
  • India spinners have dominated England in the last two Tests and Graeme Swann reckons one of them needs to go 'on a leave'.
File image of Graeme Smith.(File)
File image of Graeme Smith.(File)

Graeme Smith calls for strong leadership from ICC to regulate power of Big Three

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:46 PM IST
South Africa are smarting after Australia opted to pull out of a three-test tour in March due to COVID-19 fears even though the hosts said they had invested a considerable amount of money to meet the visitors' lengthy list of medical safety demands.
Graeme Smith is Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Director of cricket. (Getty Images)
Graeme Smith is Cricket South Africa's (CSA) Director of cricket. (Getty Images)

CA move to not tour South Africa represents serious financial loss: CSA

PTI | , Johannesburg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:57 PM IST
  • Cricket South Africa said it is “extremely” disappointing and will lead to “serious financial loss”.
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock in action(Getty Images)
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock in action(Getty Images)

Happy to captain SA in Tests until right candidate is found: De Kock

Johannesburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 12:05 AM IST
The development comes eight months after CSA’s director of cricket Graeme Smith had ruled de Kock out of contention for Test captaincy.
File image of Graeme Smith.(File)
File image of Graeme Smith.(File)

Graeme Smith optimistic about crowds return during Australia’s Test tour

Sydney | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Smith allayed doubts about Australia’s slated tour next year despite political turmoil that Cricket South Africa is currently going through and the country’s struggles to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed nearly 21,000 lives and infected over 765,000 people.

South Africa women pull out of England tour

By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:15 PM IST
The decision was taken due to the current international travel regulations in place for South African national teams.
File image of Graeme Smith.(Getty Images)
File image of Graeme Smith.(Getty Images)

‘It’s been a cancer from within’: Graeme Smith on problems in Cricket South Africa

Johannesburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 12:22 PM IST
Smith hinted that actions of a few people at senior positions have brought disrepute to the organisation and said media “leaks” have contributed to the current internal problems.
Graeme Smith(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Graeme Smith(Popperfoto via Getty Images)

South Africa’s tours of West Indies and Sri Lanka postponed indefinitely: Smith

Johannesburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 08:40 PM IST
However, Smith said there is no time to slot a tour to the Caribbean as several South African players will be heading to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL), which is scheduled to be held from September 19 to November 8 in the UAE.
Graeme Smith(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Graeme Smith(Popperfoto via Getty Images)

I stand with Lungi Ngidi, our brothers and sisters: Graeme Smith to take the knee in support of BLM movement

Johannesburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 12:48 PM IST
“As Director of Cricket at Cricket South Africa, a former Protea and captain, a teammate, a father, a brother, a friend and most importantly fellow South African, I am proud to support this incredibly important movement. There is no room for neutrality in on this topic,” Smith wrote on his Twitter handle.
MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly.(Reuters/Getty)
MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly.(Reuters/Getty)

Graeme Smith highlights the ‘biggest difference’ between MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 07:31 AM IST
Ganguly led India between 2000 and 2005, with two of his biggest accomplishments being winning the 2002 Natwest Trophy and reaching the final of the 2003 World Cup.
File image of Graeme Smith and Sourav Ganguly.(AFP)
File image of Graeme Smith and Sourav Ganguly.(AFP)

‘If you poked Sourav Ganguly, you were going to get it back’: Graeme Smith on former India captain

Hindustan Times New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 12:51 PM IST
Smith recalled Ganguly’s epic celebration at Lord’s when he took off his shirt and waved it after India beat England by two wickets in the final of the 2002 Natwest Trophy.
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni run between the wicket.(Getty Images)
Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni run between the wicket.(Getty Images)

‘Calm, approachable, likeable’: Why Smith, Sangakkara admire Dhoni, Ganguly

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:27 PM IST
Appreciating Dhoni’s easy-going nature, Smith said the India’s two-time World Cup winning captain always made others feel comfortable around him and spoke about his cordial relation with Ganguly.
South Africa wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock.(Getty Images)
South Africa wicketkeeper batsman Quinton de Kock.(Getty Images)

Test captaincy too much for me to handle: Quinton De Kock

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2020 01:45 PM IST
De Kock, 27, had replaced Faf du Plessis as ODI skipper in January this year with South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith announcing in April that the wicketkeeper batsman would not be elevated to Test captaincy.
Graeme Smith(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
Graeme Smith(Popperfoto via Getty Images)

South Africa to trial unique three-team limited overs fixture

Cape Town | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 04:54 PM IST
Captains AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Kagiso Rabada will lead teams of eight players who will bat for a total of 12 overs, six per innings, during which time they will face both opponents in the field.
Sourav Ganguly in a match against Pakistan.(Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly in a match against Pakistan.(Twitter)

Will appeal again if Ganguly becomes ICC president: Pakistan leg-spinner Danish Kaneria on life ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 10:15 AM IST
Kaneria, who is currently serving a life ban for spot-fixing during an English County game, said he would appeal to the ICC again if Ganguly becomes the chief and he is certain he would get better from cricket’s parent body.
England's James Anderson reacts.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's James Anderson reacts.(Action Images via Reuters)

James Anderson trolls former captain Nasser Hussain over dropped catch of Graeme Smith

Hindustan Times | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 07:31 PM IST
Anderson, bowled a swinging delivery outside the off stump to South African captain Graeme Smith, who drove it straight to his English counterpart Nasser Hussain at point. Hussain though couldn’t hold on to the straightforward chance as he was taken by surprise.
File image of India vs South Africa.(PTI)
File image of India vs South Africa.(PTI)

We’ve made no commitment on South Africa tour: BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 06:22 PM IST
CSA Director of Cricket Graeme Smith and Chief Executive Jacques Faul on Thursday said that India has agreed to tour the rainbow nation for three T20 Internationals in August, signalling resumption of cricket in the post COVID-19 world. But Dhumal disagreed.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.(PTI)
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.(PTI)

CSA downplays Smith’s backing of Ganguly for ICC chairman’s post

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Former skipper Smith, who is now CSA’s director of cricket, on Thursday supported Ganguly for the ICC top job, saying a “cricket man” like the ex-India captain would be ideal to lead the apex body at this juncture.
Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter)
Sourav Ganguly.(Twitter)

Sourav Ganguly’s post reminds fans of 2002 Natwest final

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 02:51 PM IST
Fans on Twitter remembered that moment once again when Ganguly posted photos of him “fixing” a mango tree from his balcony in Kolkata after Cyclone Amphan.
Sourav Ganguly poses for a photograph after taking charge as the new BCCI President at BCCI headquarters.(PTI)
Sourav Ganguly poses for a photograph after taking charge as the new BCCI President at BCCI headquarters.(PTI)

‘His leadership will be key to us’: Graeme Smith wants Sourav Ganguly as ICC Chairman

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 08:31 PM IST
Cricket South Africa (CSA) director Graeme Smith even wants Sourav Ganguly to take over ICC chairmanship in this tough period for cricket. Currently, ICC is headed by former BCCI president Shashank Manohar and his period is set to end this month.
Aiden Markram remains a strong contender to take over South Africa’s Test reins from Faf du Plessis(Getty Images)
Aiden Markram remains a strong contender to take over South Africa’s Test reins from Faf du Plessis(Getty Images)

Aiden Markram ready but not desperate for South Africa’s Test captaincy

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2020 07:02 PM IST
The batsman would likely have been a shoo-in had his form not dipped dramatically in the last year.
File image of Stuart Broad and James Anderson.(Reuters)
File image of Stuart Broad and James Anderson.(Reuters)

‘He was a nightmare’: James Anderson, Stuart Broad name toughest batsman to bowl at

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 02:56 PM IST
When asked about which batsman was the toughest to bowl against in their career, both had the same answer, former South Africa opener and captain Graeme Smith.
File image of Quinton de Kock.(File)
File image of Quinton de Kock.(File)

New South African cricket boss Graeme Smith rules Quinton De Kock out of Test captaincy

Johannesburg | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 04:36 PM IST
“It’s not going to be Quinton,” Smith said, citing De Kock’s responsibility as the country’s limited-overs captain as well as being wicketkeeper and a key batsman.
File image of Graeme Smith.(Popperfoto via Getty Images)
File image of Graeme Smith.(Popperfoto via Getty Images)

Graeme Smith handed permanent charge of CSA Director of Cricket

Johannesburg | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 02:43 PM IST
“Graeme has made a huge impact with his energy, expertise, hard work ethic and characteristic determination and passion he has brought to the position during the six months he has served in an acting capacity,” said CSA Acting Chief Executive Jacques Faul.
Ab de Villiers during his innings against Melbourne Stars.(Twitter)
Ab de Villiers during his innings against Melbourne Stars.(Twitter)

6 sixes, 2 fours: AB de Villiers proves why he is ‘one of the best Big Bash has ever seen’ - Watch

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2020 05:31 PM IST
De Villiers was impeccable on Saturday as he hit 2 boundaries and 6 huge sixes in his innings for Brisbane. De Villiers had a strike rate of 191 as his team won the match by a mammoth 71-run margin.
File photo of AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith.(Getty Images)
File photo of AB de Villiers and Graeme Smith.(Getty Images)

Cricket South Africa director Graeme Smith makes big comment about AB de Villiers return, reveals succession plan in ODIs

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 02:29 PM IST
de Villiers has been in talks with the board about his willingness to return to the national team in T20 cricket and with the ICC T20 World Cup slated for later this year, the board is keen to have him back.
File image of AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)
File image of AB de Villiers.(Getty Images)

ICC T20 World Cup: ‘I would love to’ - AB de Villiers eyes return to international cricket

Brisbane | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 05:10 PM IST
De Villiers hung up his Proteas shirt in May 2018. “So I’m thinking of throwing my name in the hat and hoping that everything will work out.
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