Cricket Australia set to impose six-month bans on players that participate in ‘disapproved cricket’

“Players who participate in disapproved cricket (e.g. exhibition matches) are not permitted to participate in ICC approved cricket for a minimum of six months thereafter”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Cricket Australia has issued a warning to the players, saying that they could be hit with a six-month ban if they opt to take part in any matches or tournaments without the board’s approval.

Continue reading

De Villiers unconcerned about Kolpak threat

“I feel it’s something of the past”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

South Africa have lost seven players to Kolpak deals over the last few months, including pace bowler Kyle Abbott, batsman Rilee Rossouw and wicketkeeper-batsman Stiaan van Zyl. Despite this, ODI captain AB de Villiers feels that the Proteas have nothing to worry about.

Continue reading

Pollock backs Rabada to shine in England

“If he continues to develop at the same rate in all formats he could become the complete bowler for South Africa”

Image courtesy of: Zimbio

Former South Africa pace bowler Shaun Pollock is confident that seamer Kagiso Rabada will have a strong showing during South Africa’s tour of England and the Champions Trophy.

Continue reading