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IPL heads to India in May

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  1,353 View  -  0 Comments
After discussions with the authorities in India, the BCCI is pleased to announce that a total of thirty-six regular season matches, plus the four playoffs of the Pepsi IPL 2014, will be played in India, starting Friday, 2 May 2014. Each franchise will play nine matches in India, with five of the... Read Article

Hearing will not deter Bloem Celtic

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  553 Views  -  0 Comments
Next week’s disciplinary hearing against Bloemfontein Celtic will not hinder their efforts in securing a step up the PSL ladder at the Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium on Sunday against Platinum Stars. These are the words of head coach Ernst Middendorp, speaking confidently of their fitness and zeal to... Read Article

Tennis players ready for tournament in Mangaung

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  925 Views  -  0 Comments
THE South African Junior Nationals tennis tournament is underway in Mangaung with more than400 juniors entered into the five day event to be played from April 3 to April 7. Free State organiser, Mariette Maritz said the country’s premier junior tennis event will be contested under four age groups... Read Article

Cheetahs desperate for home win

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  458 Views  -  0 Comments
Toyota Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has identified poor ball retention as the main culprit for his side’s less than pleasing performance on their recently completed tour of Australasia. The Bloemfontein-based side lost all four of their matches on tour and will be looking to turn a corner when they... Read Article

Proteas looking for a place in the final

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 04 April 2014  -  444 Views  -  0 Comments
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has a simple recipe for success in the ICC World T20 semifinal against India on Friday: key decision-making during pressure situations. The Proteas face another knockout situation in an ICC event, and will be keeping it simple in search of the elusive silverware.  “We... Read Article

Chiefs and Pirates set for battle

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  2,258 Views  -  0 Comments
Tickets have been sold out for the long awaited Soweto derby. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates go head to head at the FNB stadium on Saturday. This weekend’s derby has become all the more important for Kaizer Chiefs as they look to maintain a healthy points gap between themselves and the chasing... Read Article

Australia 1 up with 1 to play

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  555 Views  -  0 Comments
Australian Brad Hodge smashed two sixes in the final over to propel Australia to a five-wicket victory over South Africa in a second Twenty20 international reduced to seven overs a side in Durban on Wednesday. After Australia won the toss, South Africa piled up 80 for one and looked to be on course... Read Article

Four changes for Cheetahs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  544 Views  -  0 Comments
Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske has made three tactical and one positional change to his run-on side for their third overseas game of the Super Rugby competition against the Hurricanes in Wellington. The Bloemfontein-based side will run onto the field early on Saturday morning with scrumhalf Sarel... Read Article

Coaching clinic welcomed

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  757 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Pretoria based club, Supersport United will host a coaching clinic at Grey College on Saturday ahead of their clash with Bloemfontein Celtic on Sunday at Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium in Botshabelo. The clinic is aimed at scouting new talent in the backyard of Sewelele, where it is expected that a... Read Article

Stars ready to bounce back

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  455 Views  -  0 Comments
Free State Stars coach Themba Sithole is confident Free State Stars will turn their season around and avoid the drop to the National First Division. Ea Lla Koto slumped to a 3-2 defeat at Maritzburg United on Tuesday evening, but Sithole does not believe the result was a true reflection of how his... Read Article

Mhango goal secures celtic win

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  1,098 View  -  0 Comments
Goals from Joel Mogorosi and Frank Mhango led Bloemfontein Celtic to a 2-1 win over Polokwane City in an Absa Premiership clash at Kaizer Sebothelo Stadium on Wednesday evening. Moffat Mdluli scored the visitors’ goal, while they also had defender Tlou Molekwane sent off midway through the second... Read Article

IPL not heading to South Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 14 March 2014  -  491 Views  -  0 Comments
THE hosting of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) would have been a bonus for Cricket SA but had not been included in its financial planning, chief executive Haroon Lorgat said on Thursday. “We never had any plans for the IPL in our forecasts. It would have been a windfall, but it’s something we... Read Article

Brazil outclass South Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 March 2014  -  1,708 View  -  0 Comments
A crowd of  more than 55 000  turned out at Johannesburg’s FNB Stadium on Wednesday evening to witness upcoming World Cup hosts Brazil hand South Africa a 5-0 hiding with a smooth and compelling performance. In slow start  to the match, Brazil started confidently, passing the ball about, moving it... Read Article

Captain Smith calls it a day

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 March 2014  -  489 Views  -  0 Comments
South African test cricket captain Graeme Smith on Monday announced during the third and final test against Australia, at his adopted cricket home Newlands in Cape Town, that this will be his last game for the Proteas drawing the curtain on his very successful 347-match international career. “This... Read Article

Oosthuizen out for Toyota Cheetahs

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 March 2014  -  496 Views  -  0 Comments
THE Cheetahs will be without Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen against the Reds in Brisbane on Friday and possibly for the rest of the season. He will be sidelined for up to eight weeks with a neck injury and will no longer play a part in his team’s overseas leg of the Super Rugby competition.... Read Article

Aussies clinch Test thriller

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 March 2014  -  484 Views  -  0 Comments
Australia’s Ryan Harris took the last two wickets as South Africa came within five overs of saving the third test at Newlands on a dramatic day in which a third umpire decision came close to deciding the outcome of the match. South Africa were bowled out for 265 as Australia won the series-deciding... Read Article

U19 cricket squad does it for South Africa

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 March 2014  -  1,389 View  -  0 Comments
Minister Mbalula congratulated the under-19 Cricket team for winning the World Cup in Dubai. He announced that next week, there will be a big celebration at the Sandton city centre to welcome the team. “We need to welcome them this way because [being champions] does not just fall from [the sky].... Read Article

Fouche confident of Argus defence

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 07 March 2014  -  591 Views  -  0 Comments
Herman Fouche says he is confident he will successfully defend his title at the Cape Argus cycle race on Sunday.The team Bonitas rider won last year’s timed event in two hours, 39 minutes and 53 seconds (2:39:53) ahead of Tyler Day and Christoff van Heerden who finished second and third... Read Article

Smith to hang his bat

Article  -  Posted on Wednesday, 05 March 2014  -  574 Views  -  0 Comments
South Africa test cricket captain Graeme Smith on Monday announced that the third test against Australia, currently being played at Newlands in Cape Town, will be the last game of his 347-match international career. "This has been the most difficult decision I have ever had to make in my life,"... Read Article

Brazil have arrived

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 04 March 2014  -  525 Views  -  0 Comments
Seven Brazilian players have arrived in South Africa for Wednesday’s match against Bafana Bafana, while the rest will land at OR Tambo International Airport later tonight at 10pm. The match, which will be attended by President Jacob Zuma, will be played at FNB stadium. Kick-off is 7pm. Fred from... Read Article