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The Bangladeshis in South Africa, 2002-03

On the eve of South Africa's fateful World Cup game against Sri Lanka at Durban in March 2003 - the rain-affected tie that threw them ignominiously out of the tournament - the Sri Lankans were unamused to see a poster outside their dressing-room

South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Sarwan settles down to lead the challenge

Marcus Prior on how the West Indies tourists have the steel to avoid a repeat of the drubbing they received last time they were in South Africa

Racism row

Wessels comes out fighting to clear his name

Former South African captain Kepler Wessels has come out with all guns blazing in a bid to clear his name as quickly and completely as possible after accusations of racism leveled at him by two of his provincial players

Pakistan v South Africa, 1st Test, Lahore

Hall ban won't hurt SA, says Symcox

Pat Symcox, the former South African Test player and ex-national selector, believes South Africa won't miss the banned Andrew Hall against Pakistan

The end of Zulu?

In a team sport as quirkily individual as cricket, players are often credited with winning a match single-handedly, but only one man has nearly won a World Cup off his own bat

Klusener left out of South African team for England

Lance Klusener was the most high-profile casualty as South Africa announced the most demographically representative touring party since they were readmitted to the international cricket community

South Africa likely to experiment with one-day series in the bag

If there was any doubt that the pressure has lifted from the South African squad, it was instantly erased on Friday morning when practice ahead of Saturday's sixth one-day international in Trinidad consisted almost entirely of a game of touch rugby