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Cricket South Africa investigates Imran Tahir racial slur

JOHANNESBURG: South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir was allegedly subjected to racial abuse during the fourth One-Day International against India at the Wanderers Stadium last Saturday. In a brief statement, Cricket South Africa said it was aware of video footage of Tahir being circulated on social media. According to the statement: "Imran Tahir was verbally and racially abused by an unknown man. Tahir reported the incident to the stadium security, and was subsequently accompanied by two security personnel to identify…

Bangladesh’s Rubel denied entry to South Africa

DHAKA: Pace bowler Rubel Hossain was prevented from boarding a flight to South Africa with the Bangladesh tour squad after the airline claimed he did not have immigration clearance, officials said on Tuesday. "There is a new a provision that the passenger needs to have some sort of 'OK to Board' clearance from his ultimate destination," Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive officer Nizamuddin Chowdhury told AFP after Rubel, 27, was refused a boarding pass at Dhaka airport on Saturday. "We are in touch with…

Amla likely to succeed Smith as SA’s Test captain

JOHANNESBURG: Top ranked batsmen Hashim Amla is likely to be appointed to as South Africa's next Test captain, ARY News has learnt. Hashim Amla is considered as the frontrunner for the role, ahead of ODI skipper AB DeVilliers. The final decision will be made in Cricket South Africa (CSA) board meeting scheduled to be held in Johannesburg on Tuesday. In addition to announcing the new Test captain, South Africa will also name their ODI and Test squads for next month's tour of Sri Lanka. Initially Amla was reluctant for the…