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South Africa Emerging team hold Zimbabwe A to a draw, win series 1-0

Okuhle Cele, Thomas Kaber and Kyle Simmonds shared six wickets between them as the Powerade South Africa Emerging team were forced to settle for a draw after a defiant Zimbabwe ‘A’ batted out the final day of their second four-day match in Kwekwe on Saturday.

Fast bowler Cele, was the pick of the bowlers thanks to his 2/25, while spinners Kaber and Simmonds finished with 2/77 and 2/44 respectively after the hosts desperately held on to save the match on 257/8.

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England announce squad for first Test against West Indies

England National Cricket Selectors have named the following 13-man squad for the first Test match against West Indies starting at Edgbaston on Thursday August 17.

The Squad: Joe Root (Yorkshire, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire, wk), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Alastair Cook (Essex), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex), Ben Stokes (Durham), Mark Stoneman (Surrey), Tom Westley (Essex), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) 

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South Africa ‘A’ vs India 'A': 1st Test Preview

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South Africa ‘A’ coach Shukri Conrad admits they are not dwelling on their One-Day Triangular series final loss to India ‘A’ earlier this week and are instead, focussed on the two four-day games starting at the Assupol Tuks Oval in Pretoria on Saturday.

The hosts suffered a seven-wicket loss in the final, which came after a solid overall campaign and the vastly changed side are now looking to bounce back against the visitors. 

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Brad Haddin joins Cricket Australia coaching staff

Former Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin has joined the Bupa Support Team Staff with the Australian Men’s side as High Performance Coach until the end of 2019.

Haddin replaces former Australian batsman Greg Blewett who has taken up a position with the South Australian Cricket Association, predominately as the coach of the Under 19 side but also as assistant coach of the West End Redbacks and the Adelaide Strikers.

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Ravindra Jadeja suspended for Pallekele Test

India’s Ravindra Jadeja has been suspended for the upcoming Pallekele Test after his accumulated demerit points reached six within a 24-month period following his latest breach of the ICC Code of Conduct for which he received a 50 per cent fine and three demerit points.

During the third day’s play in the Colombo Test against Sri Lanka on Saturday, Jadeja was found guilty of breaching article 2.2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Player and Player Support Personnel, which relates to “throwing a ball (or any other item of cricket equipment such as a water bottle) at or near a Player, Player Support Personnel, Umpire, Match Referee or any other third person in an inappropriate and/or dangerous manner during an International Match”.

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